- The City of Games for Revolutionary Children has opened in Mashad, Iran
- Run by the Iranian government, it teaches children to fight against enemies including Israel and the US
- Young children as young as eight don military uniforms and fight ‘battles’
- Visitors are encouraged to fire rubber bullets at an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
A new theme park has been opened by the Iranian government, where young children learn to be revolutionaries and fight against the country’s enemies.
Youngsters as young as eight are able to don military uniforms and fight ‘battles’ against the US and Israel at the new attraction in the city of Mashad.
The park is named The City of Games for Revolutionary Children.
Visitors are kitted out with military gear and given guns, so they can learn how to fight the country’s enemies
A young boy holding a weapon at what looks like a mock military checkpoint at the theme park
Visitors are split into ‘squads’ of up to 10, the World Tribune reports, and go through 12 stages – including sections dedicated to the Iran-Iraq war, defending holy shrines, and walking through minefields.
They also learn about the battle in Syria against ISIS, and throw balls at effigies of the terror group.
And The Sun reports that they are encouraged to fire plastic bullets at an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Among the shrines children are required to save are the Shrine of Zaynab in Damascas, Syria.
Visitors are taught that the most important elements in war are ‘wisdom and intelligence’
They are also taught about Iranian leaders, including Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who founded the Islamic Republic.
Theme park boss Hamid Sadeghi said: ‘At the final station, the children learn that the most important elements for attaining victory are wisdom and intelligence for fighting the enemy.’
Speaking to Raja News in Iran, he said the park has been in ‘great demand’.
The war-themed attraction has opened in Mashad, the second biggest city in Iraq
Source: The Daily Mail