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.
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.
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: