Cyber Police Arrest 53 IS Supporters

Cyber Police Arrest 53 IS SupportersCyber Police Arrest 53 IS Supporters

The cyber police unit known as FATA has arrested 53 people for supporting the dogma of the so-called Islamic State terrorist group on the Internet over the past 20 months.

FATA chief Brigadier General Kamal Hadianfar said on Monday some of those individuals who had backed the IS dogma out of negligence were released on their own admission while the rest remained in custody, Press TV reported.

Hadianfar said most of the individuals were arrested in Iran's border provinces.

"During the same period, FATA identified some 285 pro-IS websites and profiles, 108 of which were based overseas and countered them through Interpol," he said.

"Some 132 websites that promoted the IS dogma have been identified and blocked in the past eight months."

The IS terror group, which is mainly operating in Iraq and Syria, has been wreaking havoc on areas under its control. It commits heinous crimes in the name of Islam, killing innocent people and disseminating extremist precepts.

The group is sponsored by certain foreign states, which turn a blind eye to the atrocities and crimes committed by terrorists. Many Muslim scholars, including from Iran, have denounced the activities of IS, saying they have no links with Islam, whatsoever.