- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Islamic State is reportedly ripping off content from recent popular Hollywood films such as “American Sniper” and “The Hunger Games” to repurpose as propaganda videos.

While sometimes actual footage is incorporated into the recruitment videos, at other times the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, essentially re-enacts iconic movie moments in its videos, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The Hunger Games” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” are among the films used by the Islamic State, THR reported, citing research conducted by the Counter Extremism Project, a group co-founded by former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman and Frances Townsend, a former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush.

For their part, Hollywood execs seem to be unaware of the misappropriation of their work to advocate terrorism, according to an official with the Counter Extremism Project, THR reported.

“I haven’t found anything suggesting Hollywood is aware of this, but I’m sure plenty of individuals would be concerned,” the Project’s deputy director Lara Pham said.

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