Friday, April 07, 2006

French, Spanish companies remove Hezbollah radio

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Apr 5, 2006

Two European satellite companies removed a Hezbollah radio station from their list of stations.

The removal of Al-Nour this week from French and Spanish satellite carriers will affect South America, Europe and Asia, the Coalition Against Terrorist Media said in a release.

The moves follow the U.S. Treasury Department’s designation last week of Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television station, Al-Nour radio and the parent company of both, the Lebanese Media Group, as Specially Designated Global Terrorist entities.

“Once alerted to the problem, GlobeCast and Hispasat have been extraordinarily responsive in removing Hezbollah’s media properties from broadcast and should be congratulated,” said Mark Dubowitz, chief operating officer of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, which funds the Coalition Against Terrorist Media .

“Al-Manar and al-Nour are funded by the Iranian regime and used by Hezbollah to recruit suicide bombers, raise money for terrorist operations, and incite violent attacks.”

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