App for Children Released by ISIS Using Terrorist Songs and Cartoons of Weapons

App for Children Released by ISIS Using Terrorist Songs and Cartoons of Weapons
Sun May 15, 2016 16:34:43

The app features cartoons of rockets, ammunition and swords alongside flowers and balloons.

ISIS has reportedly created an app to help children learn Arabic – using terrorist songs and pictures of tanks, guns and rockets.

Promoted by the terrorist group’s “Library of Zeal” department, it promises to “teach the cubs the letters of the alphabet”.

The so-called ISIS refers to its fighters as “lions” and to the children in its territories as “cubs of the caliphate”, releasing photos showing them being trained as child soldiers and being indoctrinated with its ideology.

The Huroof app takes a softer tone, presented in bright colours with cartoons of flowers, balloons and stars – with the black flag of terror fluttering in the background.

Writing in the Long War Journal, analyst Caleb Weiss said the app includes a terrorist song to learn the alphabet and games using “militaristic vocabulary”.

The Arabic letter “ba” is shown with a picture of a gun, “dal” with a tank, “ta” with a bullet, “sad” with a rocket and “sin” with a sword, among other weapons.

The app was publicised on ISIS messaging channels and file-sharing websites on Tuesday and appeared to be available only on Android devices.

Families fleeing ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria have described militants attempting to “brainwash” their children with their violent ideology.

ISIS is known to use young boys as fighters and suicide bombers, as well as featuring children including a four-year-old British boy as executioners in its gory propaganda videos.

It has released footage of training camps for what it calls the “Cubs of the Caliphate” and parents have  previously reported their children being sent home with Caucasian dolls dressed in orange jumpsuits to behead as “homework”, Independent reporter.


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