A TV prank show in Iraq has sparked outrage after it featured fake ISIS jihadists who ‘kidnap,’ celebrities and strap fake suicides vests to them.
As part of the programme, the terrified participants are tricked into visiting a house before being ambushed by pretend fighters who tell them they are “going to be killed.”
The Iraqi prank show features fake ISIS jihadists who ‘kidnap,’ celebrities and strap fake suicides vests to themCredit: YouTube
The terrified participants are tricked into visiting a house before being ambushed by pretend fightersCredit: YouTube
The program has been met with fierce criticism over its exploitation of participants and its insensitivity to the atrocities committed by the extremist group.
Only this month, dozens of innocent people where ruthlessly killed when terrorist militants went on the rampage in the key industrial town of Palma.
It included the discovery of missing Brit, Philip Mawer.
It has led to the prank show, which is being aired during the Muslim holy month of Ramadam, described as “not entertainment,” by shocked viewers.
In the Iraqi TV show, the celebrities are always invited to a house under false pretences.
They are told that they working for a charity project to meet a family who are said to have escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group.
But, once there, the ‘fooled’ participants are ambushed by fake jihadists and told they will be killed.
The ordeal is only brought to an end until ‘troops’ come to their rescue and bring their ordeal to an end.
In one example, an prominent Iraqi actress passed out with fear after being fitted with a fake suicide vest.
She was only brought round when the presenter poured water on her face.
In another episode a footballer, Alaa Mhawi, was blind-folded and filmed begging for his life.
He is heard shouting: “’I’m your brother, I’m Iraqi and I represent the whole nation.’
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Yet, once the ruse is revealed, the celebrities can’t complain too much.