Iran opens chilling kid’s war-based theme park with military checkpoints and AK47s
The Iranian government has opened a sinister kids’ war-based theme park which instead of roller-coasters and roundabouts has military checkpoints and AK47s.
The City of Games for Revolutionary Children park lets youngsters dress up in full combat gear and pretend to be attacking Iran’s enemies like Israel and the West.
They are shown how to fire plastic bullets and artillery shells at US flags and at an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Instructors have built control towers, sand-bagged check-points stuffed with replica assault rifles, grenades and land-mines and radios to rely messages to the child soldiers.
There’s also assault courses where they can learn to scale walls and crawl under ropes and through barbed wire while orders are barked at them by trainers and the sound of machine gun fire is played through speakers.
It is aimed at boys aged 8-13 and entry is free to the park near Mashad, Iran’s second largest city.
It also glorifies the Holy Defence – Iran’s bloody eight war with Iraq in the 1980s.
The park’s boss Hamid Sadeghi said: “At the City of Games, we are trying to convey to the children messages about fighting, the Holy Defence and current global issues, through games, amusements, and group activities.”
They are also shown what it is like to fight ISIS in Syria.
And there is a mock-up of the Shrine of Zaynab mosque, located in the Syrian capital Damascus and holds the remains of Mohammed’s granddaughter, which they are ordered to defend.
The kids also play a word game which involves “finding bullets, each of which have a single letter written on it,” and using the bullets to spell out words and sentences.