How adorable: ISIS launches Android app designed to recruit children

How adorable: ISIS launches Android app designed to recruit children
Screen grab from ISIS's alphabet app

Today’s Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters B, G, and R — for “bullet,” “gun,” and “rocket.”

From the Long War Journal comes news of a new app for kiddies released by your (un)friendly neighborhood terrorists at ISIS with an eye toward teaching the little ones Arabic — but with a twist: The vocabulary embraces jihadist themes.

The app was released via Islamic State Telegram channels and on other file-sharing websites.

LWJ reports:

The app has games for memorizing and how to write the Arabic letters in addition to including a nasheed (a cappella Islamic songs) designed to help teach the alphabet. The lyrics in the nasheed are littered with jihadist terminology, while other games within the app also include militaristic vocabulary with more common, basic words. Words like “tank,” “gun,” and “rocket” are among the first few taught within the application.

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Screen grab from ISIS’s alphabet app

This not ISIS’s first mobile application, nor is that their first effort to poison young minds with their murderous ideology. As LU’s Ben Bowles noted in March, the terrorist group has been reaching out to children via its “caliphate cubs” program, which brainwashes kiddies into wanting to become suicide bombers:

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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