The Child Soldiers Who Escaped Islamic State

Boys, Teenagers Tell of Lessons in Beheading, Weaponry at Training Camps

Jomah, a 17-year-old Syrian who joined Islamic State last year, sat in a circle of trainees for a lesson in beheading, a course taught to boys as young as 8.

Teachers brought in three frightened Syrian soldiers, who were jeered and forced to their knees. “It was like learning to chop an onion,” Jomah said. “You grab him by the forehead and then slowly slice across the neck.”

A teacher asked for volunteers and said, “Those who behead the infidels will receive gifts from God,” recalled Jomah, who didn’t want his full name revealed. The youngest boys shot up their hands and several were chosen to participate. Afterward, the teachers ordered the students to pass around the severed heads.

  • moraywatson

    The sooner the American Psychiatric Association adds “islam” to its list of behavioural disorders the better,

  • wallyj180

    ” Afterward, the teachers ordered the students to pass around the severed heads. ”

    That is done to desensitize the children to the horrors that allah demands.

    The ‘moderates’ throughout the world do it every year, even in Canada.
    I believe it is called ” Eid-ul-Adha “.
    The young ones nurture a lamb for a few months and then slaughter it as a sacrifice to allah. It is a nod to Abraham killing his son. It teaches them that it is OK to kill those you love if allah requires it.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Truly a sick cult, isn’t it?

    • Minicapt

      “… Abraham killing his son.”
      Which they insist was Ishmael not Isaac, and therefore they are ‘Not Correct’.


  • BillyHW

    You know all religions are pretty much the same.

    • moraywatson

      And you know islam pretty much isn’t a religion.