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ISIS has urged Muslims to smash their satellite TV sets to prevent hostile channels “destroying their beliefs and polluting their ethics”.
The terror thugs issued claim its enemies are “waging a media war on the Islamic State that is no less dangerous than the military campaign,” on a video posted on its official Telegram account.
The footage, filmed in Raqqa in Syria, singled out religious channels funded by Saudi Arabia and also showed the logo of Middle East news provider al-Jazeera.
The video ended with a scene showing people stamping on satellite dishes to destroy them.
Earlier this year ISIS released a bizarre infographic warning its supporters not to watch satellite TV.
The picture, which appears to have been released by ISIS’ propaganda arm, lists reasons for militants to not watch satellite TV – which they claim is full of propaganda.
“Insulting Allah and making fun of His religion and His allies via television series and vile dramas, which lead to people to develop a taste for such things,” it reads.
Another weird justification in ‘The Enemy Within’ is that satellite TV “propogates sorcery, charlatanism, and rationalist philosophies that poison the minds with ideas of atheism and boldness against Allah.”
It also says the TV channels try and divide Muslims and “defame their reputation”.
The article, posted online by a Middle East analyst, also contains Islamic quotes ISIS claims justify their censorship.
In December it was reported that Islamic State banned televisions in areas under its control to stop people watching foreign channels.
The extremist group has banned televisions and satellite receivers being bought, sold or repaired in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq.
There are also reports that militants in some areas of Syria are reported to have entered residents’ homes to smash up satellite receivers.