Welcome to George Washington University, where students recently walked out of their classrooms in defiance of immigration laws, and young adults voiced their disgust for final exams, paying back student loans, and underage drinking laws. They would like to see their campus transformed into a Safe Space–on crack.
One student complained, “School’s been really stressful, especially after the Trump election. Like, it’s really hard to focus on your studies when, like, there’s so much else going on. Like, there’s all this media being pushed at you, all these, like, things that are being pushed at you, and it’s kind of hard to concentrate, so…”
Meanwhile, in Iran…
“Iran’s Mashhad Municipality Opens Military-Religious Amusement Park – To Reinforce Revolutionary Values For Children,” MEMRI, December 1, 2016 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
On September 24, 2016, the Iranian news agency Raja News, which is close to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), published an interview with Child and the Future Cultural Center director Hamid Sadeghi about an event held during the second half of September that is a military-religious amusement park, called The City of Games for Revolutionary Children. Sadeghi, who operates under the aegis of the Mashhad municipality and also runs the Sharbehesht.ir website, said that his center had set up and inaugurated the City of Games park, and that it is open free of charge to children aged eight through 13. It should be noted that this is the second City of Games event held by the Mashhad municipality; the first was last summer (see MEMRI Special Dispatches – No. 6098, Revolutionary, Anti-West Indoctrination Of Children By Municipality Of Mashhad, Iran, July 08, 2015)….
“Cultural Center director Hamid Sadeghi: “The City of Games for Revolutionary Children [park was opened] at Mashhad’s Kooh Sangi Park by the Child and the Future Cultural Center organization. It will be open September 18 to September 28, and children aged eight to 13 will be admitted free. At the City of Games, we are trying to convey to the children messages about fighting, the Holy Defense [i.e. Iran-Iraq War] and current global issues, through games, amusements, and group activities.
“After registering, the children enter the City of Games compound and split up into groups of eight to 10. They don uniforms and go through 12 [activity] stations.
“One of [our] cultural experts guides the children at the City of Games. First they are brought into the stations of the Ghadir [Shi’ite holiday honoring Imam ‘Ali’s succession to the Prophet Muhammad] and of the Lovers of Ahl Al-Bayt [the family of the Prophet Muhammad descended from ‘Ali], and [the guide] explains to them about the Mahdi [the Shi’ite messiah]. Then they reach the station of the Rule of the Jurisprudent [Velayat-e Faqih], and then the station of the Revolution, where the guide explains about the Islamic Revolution and how the Iranian nation vanquished the [Shah’s] dictatorship. An explanation is also provided about the directives of the Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah] Khomeini and [Supreme] Leader Khamenei. Each group of children is assigned a commander who must be obeyed.
“Next, the children enter the first station of the Holy Defense, which houses the dome of the Tomb of Imam Reza [the eighth imam]. Like the fighters during the eight years of the Holy Defense, the children take leave of the Imam Reza and set out for the [battle]fronts.
“The children follow various paths simulating fighting the enemy, and at some places, the children learn about simple [combat] methods such as firing plastic artillery shells at a simulated enemy as well as aiming and firing a rifle with plastic bullets at [an effigy] of Netanyahu and at U.S. and Israeli flags. Here the guide tells the children a story about some of the operations that were carried out during the eight years of the Holy Defense.
“[After] the children are victorious in the war, they enter the station of the defense of the Shrine of Zaynab [the granddaughter of Muhammad and the daughter of ‘Ali, who according to Shi’ite tradition is buried in Damascus] and learn about defending the holy places, about the fighting in Syria against ISIS, and about anti-ISIS thought. At this stage, the children are tasked with finding bullets, each of which have a single letter written on it, and then play a game to complete sentences according to the guide’s instructions. That is, the guide asks a question and the children have to find letters and make words and sentences out of them to answer his question.
“After that, the children have a contest throwing balls at effigies of ISIS and the Saudi royal family, and finish the station [activity] in triumph. Next they enter an area simulating the Shrine of Zaynab, and watch a video on the defense of the shrine. Finally, they receive a cultural souvenir gift, and then they enter the final stage.
“At the final station, the children learn that the most important element[s] for attaining victory are wisdom and intelligence for fighting the enemy.
“At this station, the children are blindfolded and asked to throw a ball at an Israeli flag in the form of a puzzle and knock it down, and then to assemble a puzzle of an Iranian flag….
This is not the first time Iranians have turned play time into killing time. The Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah spent two years developing a first person shooter style video game called Special Force (apparently, there is just one). The game replicates actual Hezbollah terrorist missions against the Israeli state, turning religiously inspired genocide into good old-fashioned family fun.
In another popular, retro-style game from Iran called “Missile Strike,” players must guide a weapon of mass destruction towards an Israeli city. The Supreme Leader of Iran provides encouragement during a loading screen: “The leaders of [Israel] threaten us with military action. But I think most of them know — and if they don’t, they should — that if they lay a finger on us, the Islamic Republic of Iran will raze them to the ground.”
When the payload arrives close to its target, players must take aim for a Star of David at the city center.
The developer of “Missile Strike” Mehdi Atash Jaam sees no issue with a game where the objective to is bomb innocent civilians, or–stated plainly, to kill Jews. “The reason we explicitly depict an attack on Israel in this game is that they too are explicitly depicting [attacks], in ‘Battlefield ’ for instance.”
Jaam must be referring to a U.S.-Israeli alliance, because neither the publisher nor developer are based in Israel. Tehran has banned “Battlefield 3” in their country for the depicted invasion of their capital, a move that the game’s distributors find humorous.
“In that ‘Battlefield 3’ is not available for purchase in Iran, we can only hope the ban will help prevent pirated copies reaching consumers there,” Electronic Arts commented after the ban.
While video games in America and other Western nations receive ratings similar to those used with motion pictures to notify parents of objectionable material, games in Iran are marked with a holographic sticker that indicates Islamic approval. Iranian authorities also use the stickers to give local game developers an edge against foreign games that are both higher quality and priced at under $2. So while an American-made soccer video game would not receive the sticker, the ultra genocidal “Attack on Tel-Aviv” would.
Iranians have no qualms with sending their young to battle. During the eight years of human rights tragedies that made up the Iran-Iraq war, the Persian nation sent preteen boys into minefields to clear the way for the armed, adult soldiers behind them. Boys were instructed to poke at or jump on mines.
Back in America…
An eight-year-old Florida boy was suspended from Harmony Community School for pointing his finger in the form of an imaginary firearm while playing “Cops and Robber.”
An off-duty police officer who showed up at Entz Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona to pick up his child was asked by the principal to change out of his police uniform during future visits. The request came after parents complained that their children were frightened by the presence of an armed officer.
A high school student in Georgia was arrested and charged with a felony when police found a filet knife meant to clean fish in the student’s tackle box. The knife was discovered in the 17-year-old’s car after police dogs alerted officers to the presence of a single, leftover firecracker from the Fourth of July. The filet knife, which was subsequently discover, threatens the student’s dream of entering the Air Force after school.
Two Virginia boys, waiting for the school bus from their front yard, engaged in a hasty battle with airsoft rifles. Both were suspended for the rest of the year.
While soft-skinned American men run off to their Safe Spaces, and American youth are scolded for their weaponized imaginations, miniature Islamofascists are gaming the demise of the West.