Unexpected Ramadan Entertainment

When we think of Ramadan series we think of  family comedies, Arab mythical recreations and/or series showcasing the Islamic religion and culture. Totally logical and rational since this is a holy month celebrated in Muslim religion/culture.

But today, as i was going to get some lunch at ABC Mall in Beirut, Lebanon, i came across this ad for a Series to air in Ramadan.

The series apparently chronicles the life and death of Jesus Christ and it is a foreign production (since the ad states that it’s translated into Arabic). Quite an odd choice of programming by NBN TV. Maybe a display of tolerance and openness to other religions by the Shiite-owned television station.

Whatever the reasons are, i find this a very interesting decision and quite the change from what we normally see during the holy month of Ramadan!

Cheers to co-existence (even if it’s only a seriously fragile eggshell that we’ve been walking on for decades)

What do YOU think of this? Share your opinions or discuss it in the comments section!

OR follow me on twitter for a more direct discussion @fadyroumieh

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