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Terrorists plot atrocities on Call of Duty and Halo, claims Sun
by Ben Abbott at 5:49 pm on Tuesday, 20 March 2012

It would appear that abusive pre-teens and cheaters are the least of our worries when gaming online, according to the Sun newspaper. On today’s front page it declares that extremists are using multiplayer titles such as Call of Duty, Medal of Honor and Halo to host their “deadly discussions”.

Stating that they are “turning to PlayStation and Xbox games to keep their deadly plans secret” due to monitoring of e-mail and phone calls by the police, the paper then went on to suggest that security forces are aware of these methods with “police and spy chiefs […] already responding to the threat.”

The Sun also alleged that there “has even been evidence would-be jihadists treat war games as training tools, a bit like a pilot might use a flight simulator,” supposedly choosing missions that range from “planting bombs to fighting one-on-one” before inviting their friends into the lobby in what it describes as highly realistic war simulations.

If you happen to have heard any untoward plotting whilst playing online, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

Source: The Sun
- Ben Abbott

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