Afghan govt urged to take immediate steps in halting ISIS ‘Radio caliphate’
By Khaama Press - Thu Dec 17 2015, 12:21 pm
The Afghan government has been urged to take immediate steps in halting the radio station launched by the fanatics of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
A media supporting agency issued a statement shortly after reports emerged regarding the launch of the radio station by ISIS loyalists, warning that the launch of the radio station could have a serious negative impact on security situation of the country.
According to NAI organization the radio station is covering widespread propaganda against the Afghan people and government in Jalalabad city and other districts of Nangarhar province.
The statement by NAI further added that the launch of media outlets aimed at spreading terror and hatred are against the enforced laws of Afghanistan, urging the Afghan government to use all technical and intelligence facilities in halting the operations of such illegal media outlets.
NAI also warned that the launch of such media outlets will have a serious negative impact on freedom of speech in Afghanistan besides creating a gap of mistrust between the people and the government.
The statement said the government should remain delicate with such issues and prevent the terror group from recruitment of the youths through propaganda against the Afghan people and government and misuse of freedom of speech.
The ISIS affiliates are launching the radio station amid growing concerns that the terror group is gaining foothold in Afghanistan with the terror group attempting to establish a regional base in Jalalabad, the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province.
According to the commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Campbell, there are indications that foreign militants from Syria and Iraq had joining the ranks of ISIS loyalists in eastern Nangarhar province as they are trying to consolidate links with the leadership of the terror group based in Syria and Iraq.