A screenshot of a video released by ISIS' Raqqa Province.

ISIS opens war on satellite dishes as weapons of the infidel enemy

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ISIS launched a social media campaign overnight calling on Muslims and the terror group’s supporters worldwide to destroy satellite dishes and stop watching channels on TV that “broadcast apostasy and adultery” and “destroy Muslims’ ethics.”

The campaign, which even includes calls to stop watching Arabic-language news, seems to be a frantic effort by ISIS to rally support as it faces mounting pressure in Iraq and Syria. Titled “Break the Satellite,” it’s comprised of three belligerent videos and has spread like wildfire in ISIS’ social media networks with the help of a hashtag of the campaign’s name (#حطموا_الستالايت, in Arabic).

The videos depict violent scenes of ISIS militants smashing TVs and satellite dishes, which at one point they crush with a tractor.

“The enemies of Islam are waging a media war against the Islamic State that is no less dangerous than the military campaign,” one of the videos, released by ISIS’ so-called Raqqa Province, says, referring to the U.S.-led fight against ISIS. It warns of a “media campaign targeting the Muslims and their homes, aiming to destroying their beliefs and pollute their ethics.”

In another video, a young ISIS member calls on Muslims “to destroy the dish, as it is full apostasy, adultery, and prostitution.”

This article continues at [Vocativ] ISIS Wants Muslims To Destroy Satellite Dishes Worldwide

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