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The Sun's cover story today claims that terrorists are using online chat channels on PlayStation and Xbox to plot terrorist attacks.

"Islamic extremists know cops monitor phone calls, emails and online messages," reads the article. "So they are turning to PlayStation and Xbox games to keep their deadly plans secret.

"Gamers can log on in groups to play against each other and - crucially - to chat in private. Once signed in to a 'lobby' using a password, plotters put on Bluetooth headsets and speak securely to conspirators on the same site."

Games including Call of Duty, Halo and Medal of Honor are mentioned as terrorist tools.

"It's a terrifying reality," a source told The Sun. "These people waste no time finding a secure method of chatting.

"They are logging into group games over the internet and discussing terror plots. Security people know about it. For millions who love these games this will be a huge shock."

The article even states there is some evidence that "would-be jihadists treat war games as training tools, a bit like a pilot might use a flight simulator".


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dudester's Avatar


Actually after a few hours on cod mp I usually want to blow up america ;)
Posted 11:14 on 21 March 2012
EverTheOptimist's Avatar


@Munkee - I agree, funny how you never hear about terrorists that aren't Muslim, isn't it? Surely a paper should be reporting things fairly and in a balanced context...

I'm sure you could learn a couple of things from COD if you really wanted to, but it's hardly a training program is it?

"OK, next we're going to learn how to quickscope."
Posted 10:42 on 21 March 2012
draytone's Avatar


No need to worry really, Soap and Price will save the day.
Posted 09:14 on 21 March 2012
Wido's Avatar


What a waste of ink to be put on paper.
Posted 08:31 on 21 March 2012
guyderman's Avatar


Ha Ha! I've got visions of some Terrorists planning a major attack while some 9 year old is singing down the mic and telling them that he's gonna F**k their moms!
Posted 08:26 on 21 March 2012
Bloodstorm's Avatar

Bloodstorm@ munkee

Did you know the Norwegian massacre culprit was never labelled a terrorist?
Posted 21:35 on 20 March 2012


It's never about people planning mass slaughter using Point n Click adventures
Posted 20:44 on 20 March 2012


Probably just someone saying "I'll go bomb point A" and that's been taken out of context by The Sun...
Posted 14:55 on 20 March 2012
Endless's Avatar


Here we go again. nevermind that they could just use Teamspeak, Skype or Ventrilo, why is it always video games that get a mention?
Posted 13:12 on 20 March 2012
CheekyLee's Avatar


I think Sun-reader "carged" sums up exactly how I feel :

Click for Image

Posted 12:40 on 20 March 2012
Chaza_snake's Avatar


the sun is the biggest pile of wank ever
Posted 12:21 on 20 March 2012
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TOMBOY25@ dav2612

yea lol on the 2nd of april we will..DAMN NOOB STOP USING STRIKER......were was i....
Posted 12:16 on 20 March 2012
dav2612's Avatar


A good bit of multi-tasking there. I'd find it really hard to concentrate on my game and plot an attack at the same time.
Posted 12:13 on 20 March 2012
munkee's Avatar


"Islamic extremists"

"would-be jihadists"

No mention of balaclava wearing, shotgun wielding maniacs? Seems a bit religiously biased to me. Christians and Hindu's are partial to a bit of terrorism too. Don't even get me started on those creepy, levitating Buddhists. I don't trust any of 'em. Activision is clearly moulding Call of Duty into a breeding ground for unstable separatist's. Gods bless The Sun for bringing this pressing issues to our attention.
Posted 12:03 on 20 March 2012
dudester's Avatar


Yet another good excuse to close down the sun!
Posted 12:02 on 20 March 2012

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