‘They Taught Us How To Decapitate a Person’

On a morning in late March, 20 children are standing between bombed houses and burned-out cars in front of an elementary school on a street in eastern Mosul. When you ask them what they learned inside, they talk about killing. Their teacher was Islamic State (IS), which had a stronghold here. “Daesh, Daesh,” the children shout, using the Arabic pejorative for IS, with strong, excited voices, as if the sound concealed an unbelievable secret.

  • BillyHW

    Little known fact, but Quakers teach their children how to decapitate people all the time.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Ya know, I didn’t know that!

    • WalterBannon

      Quakers make good oatmeal too

  • WalterBannon

    The religion of peace

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s like Sesame Street