Germany has banned Hezbollah's satellite TV channel , Al Manar, from
German TV. This was done because Al Manar broadcast anti-Semitic material
(which is illegal in German) and stressed how important it was to destroy Israel. Many Arab language satellite
channels have suffered a similar fate in the West, where many Moslem immigrants
rely on these channels as their primary source of news. Non-Moslem terrorist
groups have also had their satellite channels banned, mainly because these
groups used their television to raise funds, recruit and spin their version of
world events, and their terrorist activities.
years, Western governments ignored the growing number of foreign language news
channels. Many of these channels from Moslem countries, regularly broadcast
pro-terrorist views, and pit a spin on the news that helped raise money and
recruits for terrorist activities. The satellite news was even more powerful
because many Moslem migrants, particularly women, were illiterate in any
language, and never learned to speak the language of the country they had moved
to. Thus the satellite news from the old country was the only news they got.
After September 11, 2001, when Western countries took a closer look at how
their Moslem immigrants lived, and what they thought, they were alarmed at the
high degree of pro-terrorist attitudes. Suddenly, shutting down access to these
sources of pro-terrorist propaganda.