Al Qaeda may not be using video games to recruit terrorists

While the American Congress saw earlier this month a video seemingly proving that extreme muslim militants used modified American video games to recruit kids and teenagers in the fight against the great American Satan (Reuters news), it appears that this was a kind of hoax.

As a matter of fact, we just learned that the 10-minute video was simply a funny prank (not even with clear political motives) from a 25-year old Dutch gamer (Wired news). Some little audio and video cut-and-paste allowed him to produce a small video ‘just for fun’. But – apparently – some either decided to fully exploit it or did not even understand what they had found. Whatever the exact explanation, those who are ready to fight extreme fundamentalist muslim terrorism by all means do not benefit from this blunder.

[YR: Edited to add links to sources]

1 comment for “Al Qaeda may not be using video games to recruit terrorists

  1. October 12, 2010 at 16:47

    LMAO, this thing is so funny. I have to share that.

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