Russia: BBC Investigated For Promoting Islamist Extremist Ideology

Russia’s media regulator says it is investigating whether British broadcaster BBC has broken Russian law by allegedly promoting Islamist extremism.

“Checks are underway into whether the BBC’s Internet sites… comply with Russian law. To date, material has been uncovered which transmits the ideological principles of a terrorist group (quotes of the terrorist Al-Baghdadi),” Roskomnadzor said in a statement on January 10.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of the extremist group Islamic State.

“An investigation is underway into whether these materials are in compliance with the norms of Russian legislation,” the Russian watchdog’s statement also said.

Tough call I tell ya.

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