A new theme park, recently opened by the Iranian government, trains young children to be revolutionaries and fight against the country's enemies. Every couple of months Iranian Govt holds boot camps for children.
A military-religious amusement park, called 'The City of Games Park for Revolutionary Children' in the city of Mashad, where young children 8 years old to 13 years old are given military uniforms and are taught to engage in “battles” against Iranian enemies like the U.S. and Israel.
The Child and the Future Cultural Center' director Hamid Sadeghi said, “At the City of Games, we are trying to convey to the children messages about fighting, the Holy Defense and current global issues, through games, amusements, and group activities.”
After registering at the park for free and putting on uniforms, the children are split up into squads of 8-10, they're issued a "commander".
The young soldiers are then put through 12 "activity stations" where they simulate the Iran-Iraq war, go through a “Revolution chamber,” are trained in defending various holy shrines, fire rubber bullets at an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and traverse a minefield with barbed wire.
The children are schooled about the directives of Islamic Republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. At the various stations, the children can launch plastic missiles and fire plastic bullets at targets such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. and Israeli flags, effigies of ISIS fighters, and members of the Saudi royal family.
"At the final station, the children learn that the most important elements for attaining victory are wisdom and intelligence for fighting the enemy." said Sadeghi "At this station, the children are blindfolded and asked to throw a ball at an Israeli flag in the form of a puzzle and knock it down, and then to assemble a puzzle of an Iranian flag."
"So far, this City of Games has been in great demand... if the demand continues, we will extend it..."