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Religious TV Channel / Alhayat TV is an Arabic-language television channel that airs in countries in North Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, America, Canada, Australia and some of Europe. The channel was founded in Cyprus in 2003 by Al Hayat Ministries, an evangelical evangelical organization. In 2006, new evangelical partners joined Al Hayat TV, including Joyce Meyer Ministries. Alhayat directs a lot of content toward Arabic-speaking Muslims, and many of its programs feature professed Muslim who converted to Christianity. Brother Rachid is a Moroccan ex-Muslim convert and is the host of the weekly live call-in show Daring Question. This show is the channel’s flagship program. Alhayat TV became notorious for content that is heavily critical of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed. Its programs are much debated and sometimes the subject of angry criticism from Muslims who claim that Alhayat’s content is biased and inaccurate. Father Zakaria Botros, an Egyptian-born preacher who was twice arrested by Arab authorities, is often cited for his bold tone and exposition of contradictions he perceives in Islam. Christians Botros boldly criticizes Islam. In 2010, he was expelled from al-Hayat by Joyce Meyer Ministries, who owns the TV station, due to threats of violence from radical Muslims. Al Azhar, expressed their concerns over the idea brodcasting in Al Hayat TV. They stated that the coptic channel is offending muslims and Islam.