Daesh App: Learn your ABC’s the ‘extreme way’

Published May 12th, 2016 - 11:26 GMT
Need your kids to brush up on their extremist ideology? There's an app for that! (flickr.com)
Need your kids to brush up on their extremist ideology? There's an app for that! (flickr.com)

Daesh has repeatedly shown it is not above the indoctrination of children into jihadist ideology. Now, it seems, there’s an app for that.

The Daesh group has released new software for Android devices to teach children the Arabic alphabet and basic vocabulary, according to The Long War Journal, a website that follows the war on terror.

The app uses various games and songs to encourage the children to learn.

However, in keeping with its general theme, the organization has peppered its lessons with jihadist terminology.

Thus, alongside “mom,” “dad,” “cat,” and “dog,” children whose parents download the app will learn such essentials as “rocket,” “bullet,” “gun” and “sword.”

Meanwhile, the songs in the app perpetuate extremist themes and values.

The app is not available in the Google Play store, of course, but rather was being disseminated through various discreet and encrypted internet channels used by the group.

No word yet on any upcoming IPO.


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