ISIS Video Game: ARMA 3 Mods Being Used To Recruit Children [Video]

ISIS video games are being used to recruit children and teach them how to “slaughter Westerners.” mods have reportedly been adapted by the to allow ARMA 3 to be used in a combat simulator fashion.

The ARMA 3 ISIS video game now reportedly allows users to play as Islamic militants with jihadi characters. The ISIS fighters can kill Syrian soldiers and Westerners to score points. The combat simulator video game also allows the user to attack characters resembling Kurdish military forces. ISIS supporters have also reportedly adapted both Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto for propaganda purposes.

The user-generated modification, or “Mod” ISIS video game is not an official ARMA 3 release by the Bohemia Interactive, the Czech developers of the popular video game. According to ISIS supporters on Twitter, the Islamic State is giving the first-person shooter ARMA 3 mod away for free on video gaming forums.

The ARMA 3 video game modification by ISIS reportedly began as an “anti-ISIS” update, Voctiv says. In the planned modification, the ARMA 3 user could reportedly create fighters who were based on Islamic State militants. ISIS supporters then reportedly “hijacked” the ARMA 3 modification and altered the video game to enable the user to play as the jihadis instead of killing such characters.

“In the latest version of the game ARMA III there are mods in which user can play as an ISIS militant, especially against the Peshmerga Kurdish Army and the Syrian Army,” one ISIS supporter reportedly posted to a “pro-terror” internet forum. Another anonymous poster to the same forum reportedly said this while promoting the ISIS video game, “I will, with the help of Allah, make dozens of copies for this game and distribute it for free to all the brothers that use the name of the Islamic Caliphate.”

In September 2013, ISIS posted a YouTube video with excerpts believed to be from a Grand Theft Auto 5 modification which depicted the black ISIS flag and showed violent scenes with police officers being “blown up” by suicide bombers. The message which appeared before the modified Grand Theft Auto 5 scenes read, “Your games which are producing from you, we do the same actions in the battlefields.” Islamic religious slogans and shouts of “Allahu Akbar”are repeatedly heard as characters are killed and bombs explode.

Reports about the ISIS video game from the Egyptian news media state that the ARMA 3 modification is designed to “raise the morale of the Mujahideen, and the training of children and young teenagers to fight the West, and throw terror into the hearts of opponents of the state.”

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I have played this game for years, we have been using mods like this for years as well. ISIS has nothing to do with this game nor its mod. This mod is used for Immersion, in fact, the game is a military simulator, so there are 100's of mods like this in all facets. This is simply an editor that clearly is running out of material, and has dedicated a article to misunderstanding the true intent of the game and its application to its patrons, and it completely undermines the users who use this product.

A lot of service men play this game daily, in fact, at one point you had to be in the military to get into most of the milsim units, but as time went on more people came to the game. So please do not let the lack of the editors researching skills miss guide you. For instance, Bohemia Interactive made a one
million dollar donation to the Czech Red Cross charity from the proceeds of their kart DLC pack , and that alone is enough to see that this is not ISIS. So I hope in the coming days you will see that article for what it is worth.

Here is yet another with bogus claims