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Facebook bans sales of ISIS clothing

Facebook bans sales of ISIS clothing

T-shirts, hoodies, and other ISIS-branded items, including toy figurines, are being marketed across various social media outlets, but Facebook is stepping up to prevent all items branded by the militant group from being sold on its site.

CNN reports that the shirts cost around $10 and are emblazoned with the logo for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), along with slogans such as "We are all ISIS" and "Fight for freedom until the last drop of blood." One of the toy soldiers holds a gun and an ISIS flag that reads "There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God." Many of the websites selling ISIS merchandise are based in Indonesia, where there is growing support for the extremist group.

A Facebook spokesperson told CNN the company is continually removing the group's pages as they appear on the network. "When hateful content is posted and reported, Facebook removes it and disables accounts of those responsible," the company said. Watch the full CNN report below. --Meghan DeMaria