A 14-year-old boy from Norway has been discovered fighting in Iraq against the militant Islamic group Isis, Norway’s TV2 reported on Monday.
Norwegian journalists interviewed Hussein Abbas, a Norwegian citizen from Sagerne, Oslo, on the front line in Iraq, where he was fighting as part of the Shia militia led by his father, Abbas al-Asadi.
“Why did you come here?” TV2 journalists asked the boy. “To wage jihad,” he replied boldly.
“Aren’t you afraid of IS,” they continued. ”No,” he said.
According to the boy’s father, the whole family moved to Syria from Norway two years ago, after which they relocated to Iraq on the orders of religious leaders.
“I have Norwegian citizenship. I came here after receiving orders to participate in jihad from the highest religious leader,” he told reporters.