ISIS Hijacks Swedish Radio Station To Play 30 Minutes Of Propaganda

Jacob Bojesson | Foreign Correspondent

One of Sweden’s largest radio stations played 30 minutes of Islamic State propaganda Friday after the airwaves were hijacked.

ISIS recruitment song “For the sake of Allah” suddenly started playing in the southern part of the country during a popular morning show on radio station Mix Megapol. The song is about three minutes long and played on repeat without interruption.

The lyrics of the track urges western sympathizers to join the terror group by promising maidens for them in paradise.

The radio station released a message saying it has reported the incident to police and started an internal investigation to sort out how the hijacking could happen.

“It is of course very serious, especially as they played a song about recruitment for ISIS,” Jakob Gravestam, the station’s marketing director, told news site “Someone has used a pirate transmitter to override our frequency and play this track.”

Hundreds of Swedish citizens have joined the terror group in recent years. Almost all of them received some sort of welfare to support themselves while fighting for ISIS, according to a report released in March. (RELATED: Sweden Realizes It’s Been Supporting Hundreds Of Terrorists For Years)

The individuals often use a person in Sweden to handle paperwork and create the illusion that they’re still in the country.

“It’s not surprising, we’ve seen the same pattern in other countries,” Magnus Ranstorp, one of the authors behind the report, told state broadcaster SVT. “What’s most surprising is that close to everyone received it in some form. The oversight process needs to get better.”


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