Danish companies advertising during Islamist executions

Screenshot from IS propaganda video (Photo: Dailymotion)

It could have been a twisted commercial for an optician. A bearded Islamist points his rifle at a prisoner, shoots and misses his target. A slogan then pops up: “Need glasses?”

But it wasn’t. As far as the Danish optician in question, Profil Optik, was concerned, it had simply signed a deal that included having adverts on the video-sharing site Dailymotion.com.

It – along with Nordea Bank – hadn’t banked on its advert three times interrupting a 12-minute recruitment video for the the Islamic State (formerly ISIS or ISIL), which contained Islamist propaganda and footage of executions…

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