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Christians demand end to Asian radio backing

A Christian pressure group is calling on the Scottish Government to withdraw funding for an Asian radio station following claims it axed a Kirk minister’s show because he was offensive to Muslims.

Christian Action, Research and Education (Care) in Scotland has written to SNP Ministers to complain about Awaz FM, a Glasgow-based station which last year cut the long-running show of Pakistani-born minister Rev Mahboob Masih.

His removal came after he had been deemed to have offended Muslim listeners when his programme questioned the knowledge of a well-known Islamic scholar.

Station chiefs at Awaz FM insist that Masih was not fired for the comments, saying his show was cancelled because the relationship between the two parties had simply broken down. His show has now been replaced by another Christian programme.

Full story at Scotland on Sunday.

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