Berlin: A Riyadh-based global broadcasting satellite service, called Huda TV Channel, has launched a channel in the German language to present the correct image of Islam in the West, Arab News reported.
The channel is targeting 145 million people who speak the language around the world, local media reported on Saturday.
Chairman of the board of directors of Huda Channel Hamad Al-Ghammas reportedly said during the channel's launch ceremony recently that Islam is being projected among non-Muslims in a distorted manner.
"This has compelled us to communicate with people in their mother tongue and present the right image of the religion," he said, expressing optimism that the move will be beneficial in a big way.
The channel aims to introduce Islam to the German-speaking population, remove misconceptions, focus on the positive Islamic behavior, educate them on the Islamic civilization and its role in the development of humanity and refute accusations against the religion.