Porn, not prayer aired on Islamic TV channel in Senegal

Porn, not prayer aired on Islamic TV channel in Senegal March 23, 2017

Devout Muslims watching Touba TV in Senegal were shocked when the the religious channel broadcast 20 minutes of pornography on Monday afternoon.
According to this report, Touba bosses said that it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur “X’’ for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming.
The porn was aired from 1:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Touba TV branded the broadcasting blunder a “criminal act” and said the formal complaint will make it possible to identify the “authors who have an unknown agenda.”
The broadcaster said its viewers were offended, and it condemned the attempt as a “satanic move” to sabotage the values it advocates.
The BBC quoted the channel’s bosses as saying:

Touba TV and all our audience members are outraged and unreservedly condemn this criminal act which seems to be sabotage and a satanic trick designed to undermine a channel which is known to stand for Islamic values and teachings.

The channel broadcasts religious programmes promoting Islamic values and teachings.
It is not clear how the perpetrators accessed the station’s network.
Touba is the “holy” city of the Mouride sect, which wields considerable political and economic power in Senegal.
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  • Paul

    Damn!
    Did it interrupt the daily stoning ?

  • L.Long

    One of the highest users of crappy porn get to see it over normal TV!! And this is a criminal act? Well good job X! Too bad you did not really scare the shit out of them by showing a program of real science!!!!

  • Some other examples of Muslim television that the broadcasters do not consider satanic…
    https://www.memri.org/tv

  • remigius

    Did it really take them 20 minutes to realise they were broadcasting porn instead of prayers?

  • remigius

    Actually it seems it could, and the answer is in the question.
    I’ve just checked the prayer times for Senegal on Monday, and it appears that the broadcast happened at the exact time of the lunchtime rugbutt. Ho hum.

  • Newspaniard

    “…The broadcaster said its viewers were offended, and it condemned the attempt as a “satanic move” to sabotage the values it advocates…” But the viewers still didn’t change channels nor turn it off. I hear that porn involving camels is very popular there.

  • andym

    “Did it really take them 20 minutes to realise they were broadcasting porn instead of prayers?”
    They couldn’t find the tissues, apparently.

  • barriejohn

    a satanic trick designed to undermine a channel which is known to stand for Islamic values and teachings.
    It obviously didn’t involve sex with very young girls.

  • Steve

    I want to know the ratings for the channel that evening. How many people actually kept watching….

  • Laura Roberts

    I’m willing to bet that was the most popular, instructive and practical 20 minutes in that station’s history.

  • Paul

    That part of West Africa is unfortunately covered by religiously motivated despots and is unfortunately very backward.
    The Islamic republic of The Gambia despite being a middle aged woman’s playground is run on relatively authoritarian Islamic lines -I wonder if the new president will change this. Liberia of course is a Christian basket case where almost every other building is a church of some kind.sierra Leone is still recovering from terrible civil war and is also a deeply Christin country.
    Senegal is very poor,and I don’t think the French have helped much.
    It’s really quite sad. Perhaps the porn cheered some people up: that’s if they have tv.