Samsung criticised for sourcing Galaxy Note 7 batteries from ISIS

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Korean tech giant Samsung has come under fire after it emerged that the company has been sourcing Galaxy Note 7 batteries from ISIS.

The first edition of the Galaxy Note 7 was globally recalled last month amid reports of exploding batteries, and production of the second edition has been suspended after engineers proved unable to create a handset that doesn’t spontaneously combust.

The case has prompted onlookers to question the wisdom of sourcing batteries from ISIS, a political entity that includes among its stated aims the destruction of Western civilisation.

While other states, notably Turkey, have been accused of doing business with the self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq, Samsung is thought to be the first company to have created a security risk by enabling ISIS to place incendiary devices in a retail environment.

ISIS strongly denies any wrongdoing and insists that its bomb-making and battery manufacturing facilities are strictly separated by a medium-sized hessian curtain.

However, security experts remain sceptical, and are urging consumers to avoid buying products that contain parts supplied by ISIS.

The news will come as a blow to the caliphate, which is thought to be preparing a bid to supply batteries for Hinkley Point C.