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DAESH spreads poison through ‘online games’; Expert stresses importance of domestic s

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: After posting videos on social media of slaughtering, torturing and burning people to death with the aim of distorting the image of Islam and Muslims, the terrorist organization DAESH has now infiltrated the world of video and online games to spread its poison among 1.2 billion users of ages between 13 and 15 years.

In one such online game of DAESH, a despicable dialogue between a child and his mother takes place after which some people enter the scene and ask the child to kill his mother, father or any other relative in order to gain access to Paradise. The Arab and foreign media have been broadcasting and publishing reports lately about how DAESH has hacked into the world of video and online games with the aim of recruiting adolescents and children into the organization.

In this regard, Secretary of Higher Committee for Religious Moderation at Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Abdullah Al-Shraika urged all concerned official and non-governmental authorities to intensify their efforts in preventing such ideologies based on extremism and terrorism from spreading to the youth of the society.

In addition, Professor of Computer Science at Kuwait University Dr Ahmad Al-Munayes stressed the importance of domestic surveillance inside the houses to protect children from such deviations particularly through games that are based on violence and destruction because such games negatively affect the behavior of children.

In other news, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial and Administrative Affairs at Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, and Secretary General of Higher Moderation Committee Fareed Emadi revealed that prison inmates who follow extremist ideologies are being sent for intensive courses on religious moderation 6 hours daily, reports Al-Anba daily.

He indicated that the results of these courses are mostly positive, as about 90 percent of the attendees have started changing the way they think. Emadi affirmed that the efforts of the committee have been fruitful because of the involvement of a group of experts who have succeeded in holding dialogues with these extremists to teach them the right principles of religion.

Meanwhile, he indicated that some special programs have also been established for extremists outside prisons, stressing that the committee plans to currently focus on how to reach out to youths of different age groups and connect with them through diwaniyas, sports clubs, schools and other places in order to protect them from adopting destructive thoughts. Emadi declared that the committee will soon organize training courses for a group of teachers including those who teach the subject of Islamic Education in the schools of Ministry of Education. Indicating about the ongoing coordination over the dates to hold the courses which will continue until December, he said the topics covered in these courses will include moderate religious ideology and fighting all kinds of violence and extremism.

By Abdulnasser Al-Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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