On March 28, 2016, Al-Himma Library, an ISIS publishing house, released a leaflet listing 20 reasons why residents in territories under the group’s control should destroy their satellite dishes. In the downloadable version of the leaflet, which was published on Al-Himma’s Telegram channel and shared by pro-ISIS accounts on Facebook and Twitter, the group warned that those who do not comply would be punished by the religious police.
ISIS accused “the enemies of the religion” of spending millions of dollars on TV satellite channels to use as a weapon against Muslims in order to “divert them from their religion, poison their thoughts, and distort their ethics.”
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