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Islamic Militants Modify US Video Games For Propaganda

By: Trend Spotter - Published: May 9, 2006   Updated: Aug 15 2011 • References: news.yahoo and news.agendainc
The makers of combat video games have unwittingly become part of a global propaganda campaign by Islamic militants to exhort Muslim youths to take up arms against the United States, officials said on Thursday.
Tech-savvy militants from al Qaeda and other groups have modified video war games so that U.S. troops play the role of bad guys in running gunfights against heavily armed Islamic radical heroes, Defense Department official and contractors told Congress. (REUTERS)

Implications - Along with popular news events that shake the consuming public, an interesting opportunity is presented to companies to create products that mimic or reference such events. Just as these combat video games reflect Islamic militant efforts, companies too can create products that reflect the current news stories and events that are ongoing.