The Sun: Terrorists Are Plotting Attacks Using Call of Duty

Pack your things, and hide in your bunkers. The terrorists are coming.

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The Sun: Terrorists Are Plotting Attacks Using Call of Duty
You've got to love it when the tabloids try to cover the games industry. This time the Daily Mail has taken a break and the Murdoch-ran red-top The Sun is having a go. The lead? Terrorists are using online war shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a cover to plot attacks. Ban this sick filth!

Ignoring the obvious fact that these games are fictional and made for entertainment purposes, the piece states that "Islamic extremists know cops monitor phone calls, emails and online messages... so they are turning to PlayStation and Xbox games to keep their deadly plans secret.

"Gamers can log on in groups to play against each other and ? crucially ? to chat in private. Once signed in to a "lobby" using a password, plotters put on Bluetooth headsets and speak securely to conspirators on the same site."

Halo and Medal of Honor are also listed as games that Al-Qaeda, Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna and Zombie Osama Bin Laden are playing in order to cover their tracks. So watch out the next time you get trolled by that 13-year-old American kid - he could very well be an Islamic terrorist.

Of course, nobody is quicker on the ball with stories like these than gamers. And The Sun's own readers seem to have smelled a rat within the Murdoch paper - one user comment brilliantly reads, "No wonder they keep getting batterd [sic] our boys use Battlefield 3 it teaches you to fly planes an [sic] drive tanks lmao."


Source: The Sun


PaulRayment 20 Mar 2012 09:55
The closed comms seems to make sense and for all the banter I doubt they would be in open chat, instead using parties. It's also a great way to save on phone bills for the frugal militant.

My issue with this is it's once again showing video games in a bad light, such a shame after the recent BAFTAS. I wonder how much press they gave that? Probably very little unless Tulisa arrived in a see-through dress.

deleted 20 Mar 2012 16:40
I thought games like CALL OF DUTY were banned in respective terrorist based countries? many people did I just offend?
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