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Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region. by Joseph Braude and Aaron Lobel The past decade has seen the proliferation of largely extremist and sectarian 24-hour religious television channels throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Now exceeding 120 in number, they reach a collective viewership estimated in the tens of millions and play an outsize role in stoking violent conflict region-wide.
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