The Rise of "Satellite Sheiks"
Friday, June 05, 2009
With an explosion in the number of Arab satellite channels dedicated to Islam, a new breed of preacher has emerged. New York Times reporter Robert Worth says these so-called "Satellite Shieiks" tend to be young, moderate, and entertaining to watch. One of Saudi Arabia's most popular, Ahmad al-Shugairi, tells us about his approach to preaching.