Munich: Bayerischen Rundfunk, a TV and radio broadcaster of Germany has broadcast live program of Eid-ul-Fitar prayers. This program has been telecast for the first time in the history of Germany. The broadcast depicted the prayer scene from Penzberg Mosque located near Munich.
This is an unprecedented move in the country’s history. For the first time Germans were able to see Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Eid-ul-Fitar is celebrated by the Muslims at the end of the holy month of Ramadan after fasting for 30 days.
The step taken by the broadcaster is appreciated by Benjamin Idriz, who led the Eid-ul-Fitar prayers. He called it a historic move for Muslims in Germany.
Along with the sermon pronounced after the Eid prayer, speeches by Christian Catholic and Protestant priest were also telecast.
Before broadcasting, Idriz remarked that in his sermon, he wants to deliver messages to both Muslims and non-Muslims of the country about the common values and persuade the German society to be broadminded in dealing with the Muslim and to visit Muslim mosques and also urge Muslims to maintain good relations with the Germans.
Ms. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany had attended Iftar Party two weeks back. This is for the first time in her 10-year term that she attended such a program.
In spite of emergence of the patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, the Chancellor supported the German Muslims declared the anti-Islamic movement as racist.