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Militant training in martial arts guise? – Is it brainwashing?

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: A certain private academy for martial arts arouses suspicion mainly because of its religious chants for boosting morale of trainers, which became a major security concern, reports Al- Shahed daily.

The academy is run by citizens and expatriates under the auspices of a charity society belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and trainees are not below 14 years old who pay a nominal fee of KD 15 dinars per month to participate in the program run by coaches wearing long beards resembling the members of terrorist and militant groups.

The parent of one child who attended the academy said he was surprised by his son’s expressions, so he decided to cancel his subscription. The man said he was quite sure of the information he received and that expatriate instructors of the academy wear T-shirts with logos resembling those of DAESH and instruct trainees to fight in a brutal manner, “and perhaps, it’s the beginning of the process of brainwashing teenagers”, he added, indicating the trainers bear names similar to the leaders of terrorist organizations who do not look real.

The parent has since notified the electronic crimes department in the Ministry of Interior, but the sector have yet to interact with his complaint.

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