01.08.2011 01.Aw-Elul, 5771
New government-run religious TV states, Nour A-Sham (Light of Syria), to broadcast Islamic religious programming, Ramadan sermons.
One day before the start of Ramadan, the once avowedly secular regime of Bashar Assad in Syria has found religion amid growing civil unrest threatening to reach the capital Damascus.
A new government-run religious TV station, Nour A-Sham (The Light of Syria) began test broadcasts on Friday, the official SANA news agency reported. The channel is to broadcast Friday sermons and religious programming "to provide a correct understanding of Islam and Islamic rules," SANA reported….