JuD launch games and mobile apps next year.

JuD appsThe Jamaat-ud-Dawah has sought help from computer programmers to develop games and mobile phone apps that it intends to launch next year.

The first hint about the JuD’s plans to develop games and apps came in the form of several tweets from @JuD_Official, the group’s account on micro-blogging site Twitter.

When one user teasingly questioned whether the game would be a first person shooter, @JuD_Official responded that it would highlight the group’s charitable work.

Abdul Rehman from JuD’s information technology and social media department told that “the group plans to make educational, informative and philanthropic kind of games that will infuse positive thoughts such as helping others in need, emergency situations, Islamic ethics and learning of the Holy Quran and Sunnah.”

The JuD, named as a front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba by the UN Security Council, has stepped up its use of the internet and social media, comprising Twitter and Facebook, to raise funds and to spread propaganda aimed at fomenting unrest in India in latest months.

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