Big Question: Why does Isil use children in its propaganda?

International audiences are long accustomed to images of suffering children in desperate need of aid in the Middle East. The propaganda value of such images is well known to states and NGOs seeking humanitarian support. ISIL’s recent videos of children undergoing military training and even executing hostages are arguably far more disturbing images.

But why are children playing an ever-increasing role in ISIL’s propaganda?

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  • Barrington Minge

    Cowards always hide behind children.

  • Censored_often

    Will ISIS train suicide bomber children to attack the west? It is not beyond the imagination now, is it?

  • mobuyus

    They know we value children and would sacrifice all for them. They use children as a red-flag to wave in front of us, when they’re not hiding behind them or having sex with them.

    • Censored_often

      re: “having sex with” girls, as referred to above, check out this ISLAM QUESTION AND ANSWER website on this very question:

      http://islamqa.info/en/146882

      Sick, especially about Mohamsandwich consummating his relationship when his wife Aa’ishah was nine years old!!! *barf*

  • ntt1

    the more decadent and debased they can make themselves appear, the better to force an armed confrontation with the west.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Hamas has been exploiting children in this manner for years.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why? So the grown men can have gay rape fantasies and the children can have hero fantasies.

  • Surele Surele

    Remember Hitler Jugend?