They are not waiting until they are older to use them, either. “War is deceit,” Muhammad said, and the use of child soldiers is a sick win-win situation for the jihadists: they have a better chance of landing a successful attack with a less suspicious-looking bomber, and any potential self-defense undertaken by the target can be spun as the infidel enemy deliberately harming children.
So far, this phenomenon has been cause for no particular outrage in Muslim countries, or at least nowhere near on the level of what, for example, a cartoon can elicit.”Video shows children of killed Taliban fighters being trained to kill our troops,” by Nick Owens for the Sunday Mirror, July 10:
Taking aim with AK-47 machine guns ““ these are children of Taliban “martyrs” being trained to replace their fathers.
The chilling video was shot at an Al Qaeda camp where boys as young as THREE are turned into trained killers ready to wage war on ÂBritish soldiers.
It shows how, in the wake of its leader Osama Bin Laden”s death in May, his terror group is brainwashing a new generation of child soldiers. British commanders in Afghanistan say children are increasingly used as suicide bombers and human shields during battles.
In the most Âdisturbing sections of the video children appear anxious and unhappy as they are trained with guns. The film also shows a “dentist” pulling a child”s back tooth out with a pair of pliers for an Âinitiation ritual.
The Âfootage, filmed in North Waziristan near ÂPakistan”s border with ÂAfghanistan, was Âobtained by our Âinvestigators after it was posted on an underground Al Qaeda Âwebsite. It was issued by the ÂIslamic Movement of ÂUzbekistan, which acts as a “foreign Âlegion” supplying fighters to wage war alongside the Taliban.