Friday, May 05, 2006

Information War: Islamists using US video games in youth appeal - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The makers of combat video games have unwittingly become part of a global propaganda campaign by Islamic militants to exhort Muslim youths to take up arms against the United States, officials said on Thursday.

Tech-savvy militants from al Qaeda and other groups have modified video war games so that U.S. troops play the role of bad guys in running gunfights against heavily armed Islamic radical heroes, Defense Department official and contractors told Congress.

If it was me, the next thing I would do is to hack these games and make the end of every game include the site of a blackhawk squadron coming over the horizon and delivering hellfire missiles, blowing up the player no matter what he tries to do to escape. Then, put something pithy on the end like a view of hell, satan welcoming the players with 72 of the ugliest beasts anyone can come up with. A subliminal American flag and a note on how to "contact bin Laden" with an address that leads to a US mail box for customer contact.

Need to think creative.

U.S. Army Maj. Colleen Shiraishi - DefendAmerica News ArticleIslamists using US video games in youth appeal - Yahoo! News

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