A morning radio show in Sweden was suddenly interrupted by ISIS propaganda after unknown assailants hijacked the ether on Friday morning, Daily Mail reports.
The report said that Mix Megapol, which is one of Sweden’s most popular commercial radio stations, had finished playing Ed Sheeran and Carly Rae Jepsen when it began broadcasting an ISIS recruitment song.
Thousands of listeners in southern Sweden were subjected to ‘For the sake of Allah’ – a song ISIS uses to recruit fighters – for up to 30 minutes.
Mix Megapol have confirmed that their broadcast was hijacked by a pirate transmitter for around 30 minutes, beginning at 8.30am CET.
The song ‘For the sake of Allah’ is around three minutes long, and had been played on repeat until Mix Megapol could retake the air.
“This is of course very serious, particularly because they had been playing a song about ISIS recruitment,’ a spokesperson told 24Malmo, who broke the news.
“We see this as a very serious incident, and have therefore reported it to the police”
As the pirate hijacking only appeared locally in Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city, the incident was not discovered until concerned listeners phoned the station.
It is not know if the pirate transmitter was operated by anyone affiliated with ISIS, or if the hijacking was intended as a prank.
Some 300 people have left Sweden to fight for ISIS, according to Swedish Security Service.