EXCLUSIVE – LBC radio signal blocked by Islamic extremists
The transmission signal of London commercial radio station LBC 97.3FM is being blocked by an Islamic extremists radio station “Radio Dower” which is believed to be part of a concerted campaign by Islamic extremists groups in the capital to undermine the stations output.
The signal believed to have been broadcast as early as Friday afternoon has been broadcasting recitals of the Qur’an the holy book of Muslims on the 97.3Fm frequency all over north and east London.
The pirate radio station “Radio Dower” is believed to be broadcasting feeds of holy texts from the Qur’an ahead of Ramadan which begins at the end of August. The broadcasts by the pirate radio station vary from readings from the Qur’an to calls from the imprisoned Abu Hamza al-Masri saying “until you see the Khilafa sitting in the White House ruling from there like the Prophet Muhammad said, that Allah showed him the Earth, that Allah told him that the whole Earth will be for Muslims, booty for Islam.”
The offices of the London Daily News have received dozens of emails of people reporting the attempt to block LBC’s broadcast. LBC has come to prominence in London with an editorial decision to debate issues like the middle-east conflict, the 7/7 bombings and the war in Afghanistan.
LBC is listened to 879,000 people daily with its anchor show presented by Nick Ferrari winning the Sony Radio awards this year.