Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Toying with intelligence

Has the gaming industry become a propaganda vehicle for Islamic extremists?. By Sohani Crockett

If Pentagon officials, intelligence reports and news agencies are to be believed ' the makers of video combat games have unwittingly become part of a global propaganda campaign by Islamic militants to exhort Muslim youths to take up arms against the United States.'


To be fair, the United States itself uses a combat game called America’s Army to recruit young people, so it is not unreasonable they suspect al Qaeda of employing similar tactics. But online discussions reveal a different side to the story. If Reuters had dug a little deeper they would have found out that Congress had, in fact been, misled.

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