February 22, 2007 | Press Release
FDD and EFD Address the Aspen Institute-Berlin on the Dangers of Radical Islamic Media to Europe
While in Germany, they discussed television stations owned and operated by the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas, al-Manar and al-Aqsa. Both are broadcast to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa by satellite providers controlled by the Saudi and Egyptian governments, ARABSAT and Nilesat.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine, one of Germany’s leading newspapers, covered their briefings. For a translation, please click here.
FDD’s Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM) has removed Hezbollah’s al-Manar television from eight out of ten satellite providers, cut off more than $2 million in annual advertising by major western companies, and successfully advocated the designation of al-Manar as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Treasury Department. It recently placed op-eds in U.S. and international publications highlighting the danger of Hamas’s move to broadcast its al-Aqsa station internationally (articles here and here) and called for Egypt and Saudi Arabia to stop broadcasting terrorist television.