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ISIS launches an official Android app for kids (yes, really)

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:17PM EST
ISIS Android App For Kids

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The sadistic Islamic fundamentalists who run Islamic State are some of the absolute worst people in the world… but that doesn’t mean they can’t have soft spots in their hearts for children. Well, at least when it comes to indoctrinating children into their violent and twisted ideology.

Long War Journal brings us word that Islamic State’s “Library of Zeal” has developed its own Android app to help teach children the Arabic alphabet. But since this is ISIS we’re talking about, the app also teaches children the Arabic words for weapons including tanks, guns and rockets.

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“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,” Long War Journal notes. “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.”

Sounds like oh-so-much fun, doesn’t it?

ISIS has created Android apps before, in case you don’t recall, but it does seem this is the first one to be targeted exclusively at kids.

Here are some of charming screenshots from the official ISIS Android app for kids:

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.