The student arm of Basij, Iran’s paramilitary volunteer militia, has released a pair of new games that center on “crimes” of the “Zionist” Israeli regime.
One such game is called Assault on Freedom Convoy, which concerns the May 31st Israeli commando raid on activists trying to slip though a Gaza naval blockade. That action left nine Turkish activists dead. According to the Times of India, the game was described by Basijis as bringing to light the “crimes of the Zionist regime during the attack on the flotilla.”
The second game is called Devil Den 2, but no description of the game was offered.
Mohammad Reza Jokar, billed as the head of the Basij student organization, explained the use of games as a political tool, saying, “The young generation must find out about the Zionist regime and since video games enjoy large audiences, they were unveiled ahead of Quds Day.”
Quds Day is described as a “pro-Palestinian day of protest,” designed for “Demonstrations against the State of Israel, and its control of Jerusalem.”
GP: Poking around the Basij website looking for an announcement of the game, and more details on Devil Den 2, we came across a notice that registration for Internet jihad camps had kicked off. If one of your GP editors is snatched up by the government in the middle of the night, that might be one reason why.