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Children in the Middle East were recruited by militants into their groups through computer games

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The Islamic State terrorist group, banned in Russia, has recruited six Kuwaiti children into its ranks. They were arrested by members of the Kuwaiti State Security Agency.


The local newspaper "Al-Qabas" reported this with reference to the information of the special services.

It turned out that children in the Middle East were recruited by militants into their groups through computer games. Using deceptive methods, radical Islamists persuaded underage Kuwaitis to accept their ideology. During the arrest, some of the children were found to have a gunshot weapon... When a channel of communication with the militants was discovered, computers were seized from the teenagers.

During interrogation, one of the children said that an IS curator had contacted him through social networks, convincing him to join a terrorist organization. The teenager contacted his mentor through a computer game chat. An IS representative asked the minor to draw banners with the symbols of a radical organization and promised to send money to recruit other teenagers, friends of the boy.

The technology of recruiting young recruits into IS through social networks and online games has been tested by radicals for many years. For example, the Syrian special services reported such cases five years ago.
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  1. Cananecat
    Cananecat 25 December 2020 16: 16
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    Interethnic and religious conflicts in the region are fertile ground.
    And the Kuwaitis are great ...
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 25 December 2020 19: 17
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      ISIS is only continuing the work of its founding fathers. Remember all the "Arab springs", everywhere the main channels for recruiting and distributing information went through the Internet and social networks. And who arranged the spring, there is no need to tell anyone here
  2. ximkim
    ximkim 25 December 2020 17: 22
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    The technology of recruiting young recruits into IS through social networks and online games has been tested by radicals for many years. For example, the Syrian special services reported such cases five years ago.
    IG technology goes to IM, no more.
  3. Pereira
    Pereira 25 December 2020 18: 39
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    Through what game did you recruit? Terribly interesting.
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 26 December 2020 08: 48
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      Definitely not WoT))
  4. Bradley
    Bradley 25 December 2020 20: 59
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    Are the games again to blame?
  5. cormorant
    cormorant 26 December 2020 14: 56
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    It turned out that children in the Middle East were recruited by militants into their groups through computer games.
    If a kid is recruited while playing football in the open air, is this a reason to look suspiciously at football or active sports?
  6. Plastmaster
    Plastmaster 26 December 2020 19: 06
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    I don’t remember who described it in science fiction? And when. Well, our grandmothers sawed nothing, now some guardsmen ... And I have a club of modelers without heating. Puchenegs rule.