ISIS Recruits 400 Children Since January
Animals, savages, dogs, uncivilized servants of Allah… What do we call the cowards of ISIS as every day they demonstrate the complete lack of morality in their brand of Islam? Chopping off arms and heads, burning hostages alive, using females of all ages as sex slaves… They have used young boys in propaganda videos and pictures. One picture showed a young boy happily holding a severed head. A video purported to show a boy executing a hostage with a gunshot to the head. Now a human rights group says ISIS has “recruited” 400 children already in 2015:
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State has recruited at least 400 children in Syria in the past three months and given these so-called “Cubs of the Caliphate” military training and hardline indoctrination, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the children, all aged under 18, were recruited near schools, mosques and in public areas where Islamic State carries out killings and brutal punishments on local people.
“They use children because it is easy to brainwash them. They can build these children into what they want, they stop them from going to school and send them to IS schools instead,” said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the British-based Observatory.
The group may be resorting to children because it has been having difficulties recruiting adults since the start of the year, with only 120 joining its ranks, Abdulrahman said.
At the training camps, the children learn to fire live ammunition, fight in battles and to drive, it said. Islamic State also recruits children as informants and as guards for its headquarters as well as welcoming children with birth defects into its ranks, the Observatory added.