Islamic State Issues Sweeping Ban On Satellite Dishes and Receivers


JAFFA, Israel – The Islamic State organization has published a ban on satellite dishes and receivers in areas under its control in Syria, Iraq and Libya.

“It is forbidden to sell, distribute and repair satellite transmitters and receivers everywhere in Islamic State territory,” reads the statement, which was posted on Twitter last week.

Quoting relevant Quran verses, it said the decision was meant to thwart obscenities and “protect our boys and girls and their religion from corrupting forces.”

Offenders will incur heavy penalties, the statement warns, as their actions will “amount to disobedience to Allah and the Prophet and the chief of Muslim affairs,” the latter being the Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“The equipment contributes to the distribution of obscenities and serve the enemies of Allah and the Prophet by spreading lust among the faithful,” the statement said.

All channels, including “so-called Islamic channels” are banned because they also circulate “propaganda and lies against the Mujahideen.”