Dark ops: Isis, the far-right and the gamification of terror

Have you ever imagined that it’s all just a game? Preparing to give a speech, going into an important meeting, scheduling a romantic date, even simple things like doing the groceries or paying the bills?

As a kid, I used to turn tedious homework exercises and nerve-wracking exams into games in my head. I still do this sometimes in my day-to-day life when I want to escape boredom or fear.

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