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Generation ISIS: When Children Are Taught to Be Terrorists

Abu Shahed first realized his 11-year-old son was being brainwashed by ISIS when he saw the fourth-grader’s textbooks.

They were filled with images of “bombs, guns, machine guns, tanks, warplanes and other war symbols,” the father of four recalled.

The militant group’s black flag also featured in materials given to children at the ISIS-run school that Abu Shahed’s son was forced to attend after the militants captured the Syrian town of Al Bukamal in 2014.

Briton’s returning from ISIS territory ‘DO NOT justify prosecution’ says terror watchdog

The Government’s new independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, Max Hill QC, has stated that authorities have decided not to charge returnees from Syria and Iraq.

He said: “We are told we do have a significant number already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria.

“That means that the authorities have looked at them and looked at them hard and have decided that they do not justify prosecution and really we should be looking at reintegration and moving away from any notion that we are going to lose a generation from this travel.

Bus driver could face disciplinary action for showing support for Bill 62 protest

A Montreal city bus driver who showed support for protesters denouncing Quebec’s new religious neutrality law could face disciplinary action, a spokesperson for the city’s public transit agency has confirmed.

Amélie Régis of the STM said the driver, who has not been identified, will meet with a superior and could face consequences for “inappropriate behaviour.”

“We ask our employees to adopt apolitical behaviour,” Régis said in an email.

A driver was seen and heard honking and covering his face during a protest against the new law, known as Bill 62, on Friday morning.


Gloucester man charged with terrorism in connection to Williamsburg IED explosion

Police got a call about a vehicle fire around 5 p.m. Thursday near the corner of South Boundary and Francis streets, near the campus of the College of William and Mary, police said Friday.

Investigators – including from the FBI; Newport News Police Department; Colonial Williamsburg; Virginia State Police; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – determined an IED had exploded in the parking lot there.

Williamsburg Police Major Greg Riley said the device went off in a highly trafficked area during peak time but no one was injured. Nearby streets were blocked while officers searched the area. They finally deemed the area safe and reopened the streets at 6 p.m. Friday.

Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action over Canada 150 post

Earlier this year, Khan, who is a vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU), put forward a motion that the group not participate in Canada 150 celebrations. The executive passed her motion, saying it wouldn’t hold or endorse Canada Day events on campus, describing this year’s events as an act of colonialism.

The student union faced a serious backlash over the decision and Khan took to social media in response, writing that “white fragility can kiss my ass. Your white tears aren’t sacred, this land is.”

She seems nice.