Spokesman for the group Sheikh Ali Mohamoud Raghe criticized Universal TV on Monday for deliberately showing insulting material targeting Islam's prophet, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The measure taken by the UK-based channel is part of a campaign against Islam, the al-Shabab spokesman explained about the Somali language broadcaster which is viewed across Somalia by satellite.
According to Raghe, the Information Section of al-Shabab has made a decision to cease cooperation with the Somali-language television.
The al-Shabab official went on to call on the broadcaster to apologize for the insult.
Somalia has been lacking a functioning central government since warlords toppled President Siad Barre in 1991.
Al-Shabab fighters control large parts of the capital, Mogadishu and have been fighting over the control of southern regions including the port city of Kismayo.
Source: Press TV