Fallout 3: The Al Qaeda Connection!

I always wanted to make a really sensationalist title, now I finally had the chance. If you go to Australia’s News.com site you’ll find this piece:

The FBI warning came as the US-based monitoring group SITE said the video encouraging terrorists to develop and detonate weapons of mass destruction in the US and Europe was posted on an Islamist militant forum.

SITE also released a computer-generated image, showing Washington DC in the aftermath of a nuclear attack, which reportedly appeared on an Islamist forum.

The 39-minute, documentary-style video, titled Nuclear Jihad: The Ultimate Terror, was posted on the al-Ekhlaas forum on May 25, SITE said in a statement.

“The idea of killing lots of people, this idea is available to us, and it must be used under the idea of treating others the same, so I say that terror in their countries must involve human losses and these human losses must be with WMDs,” the video says, according to SITE’s translation.

Well the thing is, as Logan Booker from Kotaku.au found out, the so called “computer generated images” are instead the Fallout 3 concept art featured on the top of this blog post. Still no word if Bethsoft is going to contact Al Qaeda in order for them to remove the copyrighted pictures :)

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21 Responses

  1. fizzbang kind of looks Mujahideen.

  2. hah love this post!

  3. Quick let’s tip the CIA so they can “interrogate” Emil, that way he will break the NDA for sure!

  4. I almost feel guilty for thinking this is hilarious.

    War on Error indeed.

  5. why should anyone feel guilty about this?

  6. I don’t feel guilty about *this*, I feel guilty about thinking it’s funny.

    Terrorism isn’t funny. Unless you’re a redneck watching a flagburner accidentally put himself on fire when burning the Americna flag.

  7. consider me a redneck

  8. Always a look on the sunny side of life with Kharn.

  9. Hey man, I gotta work on integrating into the Russian mindset

    A bleak outlook is par the course

  10. The mistake is funny, even though terrorism isn’t.

  11. Well..
    i think nothing funny about disaster and ruin.
    Absolutely zero!!

  12. this code is on that video –


    anyone broken it yet? maybe it’s nothing…

  13. And Something Awfull

    And Joystiq..

    And a bunch of other places. Still funny after all this time.

  14. [...] not an “official” Al-Qaeda group. And as I discovered after I wrote almost all of this, The Fallout 3 Blog already picked up on this. Amusingly, they did so before This is London wrote the breathless prose [...]

  15. i knew about joystiq (who do you think submitted it?)

  16. i submitted it stumbleupon after i commented… but …..

  17. [...] Link: Photoshop y la lucha contra el terrorismo (bits rojiverdes), Washington bajo ataque atómico, en una foto de un grupo terrorista (Clarín), Al-Qaeda’s terrifying vision of a devastated America in the wake of a nuclear attack (Daily mail), Fallout 3 blog [...]

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