Islamic State Steps Up Violent Recruitment of Children for Battle

The Islamic State (IS) is stepping up its recruitment and indoctrination of children, who are seen as “central” to the terror group’s strategy to dominate the Middle East and breed a new generation of radical fighters, according to terrorism experts and regional watchdog groups.

IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) views children—or so-called “cubs of the Islamic State”—as key to its takeover of the Middle East. IS followers routinely use social media to disseminate brutal photos of young jihadist children kicking severed heads down the road or brandishing automatic weapons.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Where is this woman? This Cindy Sheehan.
    Can we send her over to lecture ISIS now?

    “The moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute.” – Maureen Dowd,
    NYTs Writer
    Then why not is Maureen Dowd making any more pronouncements about the “absolute moral authority” of Cindy Sheehan lately?

  • Barrington Minge

    There are clearly no depths to which these 7th century throwbacks will not descend

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …Zu Befehl, mein Herr Mohammad…

  • Hard Little Machine

    I wouldn’t worry. Kids that small are horribly inaccurate with their shooting. They’re just as likely to kill each other. And that’s a win win all around.

  • winniec

    Teaching children to hate and commit suicide murder is the worst form of child abuse.