A new children’s park in Iran teaches boys as young as 8 years old how to fight IDF forces and fire plastic bullets at effigies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Young boys at the park also practice firing plastic bullets at the US flag.
Young boys in the park Photo Credit: The Iranian News Agency/Channel 2 News
The Iranian government held a celebratory opening ceremony for a new amusement park for children. However, this park is not a typical children’s park. At Iran’s City of Games for Revolutionary Children, young Iranians learn how to become revolutionists and fight enemy countries. The children at the park learn how to fire plastic bullets at effigies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and fight IDF forces.
Boys as young as 8 years old are encouraged to come to the park with their parents and put on a military uniform. The boys then participate in staged battles against the US and Israel in the new park in Mashad.
Iran’s City of Games for Revolutionary Children Photo Credit: The Daily Mail/Channel 2 News
The young visitors are separated into cells of up to 10 boys and go through 12 phases together. Some of the steps are dedicated to learning about the Iran–Iraq War and the fight against ISIS in Syria. In addition, the boys practice protecting the Shiite holy sites and learn about Iranian leaders including Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In one of the phases, the young boys are instructed to cross through a mine field.
A popular park for children Photo Credit: The Daily Mail/Channel 2 News
The Sun reported that the guides at the park encourage the children to fire plastic bullets at effigies of Netanyahu and the US flag. In another phase of the park’s activities, the boys are blindfolded and instructed the throw a ball at a puzzle that has an Israeli flag on it. After the puzzle has been knocked down, the boys are told to assemble the puzzle into an Iranian flag.
“At the last phase of the park, the boys learn the most important elements for attaining victory are wisdom and intelligence for fighting the enemy,” explained Hamid Sadeghi, the manager of the park. “The park is very popular.”