In a video posted Tuesday, two young Yazidi boys seemingly brainwashed by the Islamic terror group talk about their departure from their Yazidi identity and their desire to carry out a suicide attack for the Islamic State.
Right after the Paris attacks of November 2015 that killed 128 people, President Obama scoffed at Republicans for being “scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America.”
But just because those “clinging to their guns and religion” — to use another of Obama’s expression– might be skeptical of mass-migration from Muslim dominated countries, doesn’t mean Islamic terrorism isn’t out to get them. According to a recent report published by a UK-based counter-extremism think tank, Islamist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram are using child recruits to infiltrate the refugee wave currently overwhelming Europe. ISIS was paying smugglers to bring child recruits across to Europe and offering up to $2,000 for each child recruited inside the refugees camps in Lebanon and Jordan, says the report issued by Quilliam International.
Politics completely aside, this video is a snap back to reality. This is the real world that we live in today as a species. Grown men are training children, some as young as six, to move through a house in a tactical fashion with live ammunition, having them kill actual living human beings. To put the cherry on the cupcake, they are recording it with some serious production value, and then uploading it to the internet to show the world that their children are ready to die for their cause. I don’t see you marching for women and children’s rights in Syria.
I think those are mannequins being used for desensitization.
Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago’s bond hearing Tuesday.
The extremist organisation appears to have been planning a second attack in the city on the Mediterranean coast a month after it caused havoc with the assault on the Promenade des Anglais when a 19-tonne truck was driven through crowds of people watching a fireworks display for more than a mile.
In less than two years, ISIS has gone from a terror start-up overseas to what FBI Director James Comey calls a “chaotic spider web” in the US, with young Muslim men being radicalized in Illinois and the 49 other states. Comey suggests ISIS uses social media like a job fair. That’s how he says terrorists snagged three New York men facing ISIS charges.
Visitors to this year’s Christmas Eve Mass can expect heightened security including tougher checks and bag searches.But despite a heightened threat in recent years the pontiff has refused to change how he conducts the annual ceremony.
Last year Pope Francis ignored pleas from Italian police to wear a bullet proof vest during his Christmas message despite chilling threats issued by ISIS about a planned invasion of Rome.
Denmark has discovered that dozens of its citizens fighting for Islamic State have continued to receive cash benefits. According to local media the government somehow expects jihadists to pay the improperly distributed funds back.