‘Cubs of the Caliphate’ masterfully groomed and highly dangerous

One of the big questions facing the anti-ISIS coalition as it continues to inflict territorial defeats on the extremist group is what to do with the Islamic State’s glorified “Cubs of the Caliphate”.

Modelled on Germany’s Hitler Youth in the Nazi’s Third Reich, the ISIS cubs have been indoctrinated with hate and exposed to unthinkable acts of violence.

Now, as the coalition dismantles the so-called caliphate, these young boys and teenagers are being found in refugee camps in Iraq and Syria, and also as far away as Europe.