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Patricia Doyle PhD
| Hello Jeff - My first question is where is the outcry from the feminists
and the bleeding-heart Hollywood movie star crowd? Where are Nancy
Pelosi and her ilk? They cried 'discrimination!' when Donald Trump
was running for President. They tried to claim he was anti-feminist.
What about these Islamic savages who send their CHILDREN out with explosive
vests or bomb-filled SUVs to die in terrorist murders? Just a little
bit hypocritical…as always.
Where are all of the Democrats who claim to protect children and women? Somehow I don't hear them voicing their opposition to using their own little children, some as young as age 7 and 8, to slaughter other people. In a case last year, February 2016, the girl who was made to be a killer was only 7 years of age.
What kind of parent can do this? Child martyrs on the rise and no one is speaking out for the children and for the innocent people killed by terrorists. Typical liberal silence.
This is another reason why Islam should be banned and every Mosque closed down.
Child Martyrs On The Rise As Terrorists Use Children To Kill
By Ellen Whinnett in London,
News Corp Australia Network
February 10, 2017
ISLAMIST extremists are turning to children to carry out their terror campaigns, using young
children, particularly girls, as suicide bombers.
The horrific abuse of the young children, who are either brainwashed by older people into
detonating bombs, or are forced to carry concealed bombs which are detonated remotely by a
handler, is on the rise across the Middle East and Africa.
In the most recent known example, a seven-year- old girl named Islam was sent in to a police station in the Syrian capital Damascus wearing an explosives belt.
She was killed and several police badly injured when the belt was detonated remotely.
Islam’s parents had earlier filmed themselves sending their little girl off on the suicide mission.
Academic Khaled Abu Toameh said the use of child suicide bombers was not new, and groups
including Islamic State and Hamas had long used children in propaganda videos.
But Mr Abu Toameh, a senior distinguished fellow at the US-based think-tank the Gatestone
Institute, said in recent years there had been a rise in the use of children as terrorists, especially by Islamist groups.
“These children are the victims of a massive campaign of indoctrination and brainwashing,’’ he told News Corp.
“The children are taught from an early stage that they too should serve as “soldiers” in the jihad
against the “infidels”.
The boy was planning to bomb this Christmas market in Ludwigshafen, Germany, but was intercepted in time. Picture: Markus Prosswitz/masterpress/dpa/AFP
“They are taught to admire adult terrorists and consider themselves role models.
“The children are taught that it is a big honour for a Muslim to be part of the jihad…. they are
told that they too should aspire to follow suit.’’
Mr Abu Toameh said there were several reasons children were used by terror groups.
“The children are less suspicious in the eyes of the authorities because of their age and innocence,’’ he said.
“Second, the terror groups seek to shock their enemies by dispatching children on terror attacks. The shock factor is a crucial element in intimidating the enemies.
They seek to instil fear in the hearts of the enemies and make them suspicious even of children. Then, the terror groups can always accuse their enemies of “targeting” innocent children.
Children rights agency UNICEF is tracking the reports of children being used as suicide bombers.
A spokeswoman told News Corp the recent reports involving the young girl in Damascus were
“The detonation reportedly caused a significant number of injuries and resulted in the death of the seven-year-old girl,’’ the spokeswoman said.
“The use of children to carry explosive devices is extremely worrying.
“Children are often unaware of their actions or the consequences of the acts they are instigated to commit.
“Such acts often lead to their own death and the killing of civilians, including other children.’’
There have been several other incidents reported in recent weeks of young children being used by Islamist extremists to conduct bombings, as children are less likely to attract the attention of security forces.
An Iraqi-German boy aged just 12 years old is alleged to have tried to blow up a Christmas market in the German town of Ludwigshafen by planting a backpack full of explosives.
It failed to detonate and the boy is alleged to have planted a second bomb at the town hall, but police were called before the device could be activated.
Women mourn the victims of the wedding attack in August 2016 that left 50 dead. Blame for the attack was placed in IS extremists. Picture: Ilyas Akengin/AFP
In the Iraqi city of Kirkuk in August, a boy was caught by police who stripped him in the street and discovered he was wearing an explosives belt.
In harrowing mobile phone vision, the terrified boy weeps as the police strip away the belt that
could have killed dozens of people.
Although he looks much younger, the boy was identified as 15-year- old Mahmoud Ahmed, who
later gave an interview to Sky where he told how older Islamic State recruits would brainwash and intimidate children as young as nine about jihad including by forcing them to watch beheading videos.
They were part of the “Cubs of the Caliphate’’, the Islamic State youth brigade that trains and brainwashed very young children to join their ranks, and often become suicide bombers.
“They taught us how to use a Kalashnikov and a PKC machine gun and then transferred us to Hawija (another Iraqi city),’’ he told Sky.
Pre-dug graves in Turkey for the victims of the terror attack. There is a rise in the use of young children to carry out suicide bombings. Picture: Ilyas Akengin/AFP
“There were four older men who would teach us about heaven and stuff like that.’’
UNICEF conducted a report into the burgeoning use of young children in suicide attacks in four
African countries, finding the Islamist group Boko Haram was increasing using very young children, particularly girls, to carry out their terror campaign.
UNICEF’s regional director for West and Central Africa Manuel Fontaine said the use of children in such attacks was horrific.
“Let us be clear: these children are victims, not perpetrators,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF’s
regional director for west and Central Africa.
“Deceiving children and forcing them to carry out deadly acts has been one of the most horrific
aspects of the violence in Nigeria and in neighbouring countries.”
The April 2016 report found the proportion of attacks involving boys and girls was rising, and
children as young as eight were involved.
It found there were four suicide bombings by children in 2014, but 44 such attacks in 2015.
“The use of children, especially girls, as suicide bombers has become one of the defining, and
alarming features of the conflict,’’ the Beyond Chibok report found.
The report found that between January 2014 and February 2016, Cameroon had the highest number of child suicide bombers, with 21, while Nigeria had 17 and Chad two.
Of the children used in the attacks, 75 per cent of them were girls.
“As ‘suicide’ attacks involving children become commonplace, some communities are starting to see children as threats to their safety,” Mr Fontaine said.
“This suspicion towards children can have destructive consequences; how can a community rebuild itself when it is casting out its own sisters, daughters and mothers?”
In a further sick twist, two women carrying babies on their backs blew themselves up, killing nine people, in a marketplace in Madagali, eastern Nigeria.
A boy so small he can barely see over the steering wheel is the ‘star’ of a terrifying ISIS video where he sets off a suicide car bomb moments after an attack drone drops grenades on Mosul in January.
The women were able to get through a checkpoint before the attacks on January 13, because the babies made them look like civilians.
In Gaziantep, a city in south eastern Turkey near the Syrian border, a suicide bomber who killed 54 people at a wedding party in August is thought to have been a 14-year- old boy.
In March last year, a teenager detonated his explosive vest at a soccer match south of the Iraqi
capital Baghdad, killing 29 people and wounding 60. Half of those killed were also children.
But the case of little Islam is the one that made international headlines, after her parents filmed
themselves kissing their daughters goodbye and apparently sending them off to die, with the belt
Islam was wearing detonated remotely, killing her instantly.
In the video posted online, Islam and another girl who appears to be her nine-year- old sister Fatima are given advice by a man believed to be their father on suicide bombing.
Syrian media have reported the man asks the woman why she is sending her young daughters off to fight a holy war when they are so young.
A Jihadi dad, Abu Nimr, shown lecturing two children, seven and nine, about how to carry out suicide bomb attacks.
She apparently replies that no one is too young “when it comes to jihad as every Muslim is supposed to participate in jihad.”
A second video shows the man urging the girls not to be afraid because they will be going to heaven.
The footage shows the girls dressed head to toe in conservative black Muslim attire, but then shows them heading out into the street with colourful beanies.
The man is believed to be Abdul Rahman Shaddad, who called himself Abu Nimr.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that he was killed by gunmen in the Tishreen district on the outskirts on Damascus on December 25.
One of his young daughters detonated explosives in a Damascus police station — killing herself and injuring several police.
Mr Abu Toameh said: “As a Muslim, I am disgusted by the Damascus case.’’
“This is a heinous crime not only against the victims, but also against the girl who was dispatched on the bombing mission.
“What is particularly disturbing is the fact that it was her parents who encouraged her to go out on the deadly attack.’’
Mr Abu Toameh said the most effective way of combating the use of children as terrorists was
“We need to stop raising new generations on the glorification of terrorists and jihadists,’’ he said.
“We need to embark on a process of deradicalisation of our children before it’s too late.’’