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ISIS Holds ‘Jihad Olympics’ to Make the Caliphate ‘Fun’

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In an attempt to portray life as “normal” and “fun” under the caliphate, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) staged a makeshift “Jihad Olympics” for those under the terror group’s control.

Young people and children engaged in games of “tug of war” and “musical chairs,” with competitors reportedly given bags of candy for prizes.

Although the terror group encouraged older people to join the games, locals reported they felt obligated to let the jihadis win out of fear of reprisals.

The event, in which many young people and children participated, was believed to have been held in one of the group’s strongholds, Tal Afar in Iraq’s Ninveh province.  Pictures of the “Olympics” were posted on Twitter by Terrormonitor, a group that reports on worldwide terror activity.

Pictures showed participants wearing a variety of British soccer shirts, normally banned as “infidel clothing.”

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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