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Swedish radio station: Pirate broadcaster plays pro-IS song

November 10, 2017 10:22 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish radio station says a pirate broadcaster briefly broke into its Friday morning show and broadcast an English-language pop song with lyrics urging Westerners to join the Islamic State group.

Jakob Gravestam, a spokesman for the Bauer Media group, said the incident would be reported to police and the Swedish government agency that monitors electronic communications, among others.

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Bauer Media operates the Mix Megapol station in Malmo on which the song was aired. Malmo is Sweden's third-largest city.

The 24Malmo news site said the song, titled "For the Sake of Allah," played non-stop for about 30 minutes on the FM and internet-based station.

The station is part of a private radio network that broadcasts in 24 Swedish cities and claims to reach 91 percent of Sweden's 10 million people.


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