Imitating what they’re taught is admirable. “Playing dead: The sickening video that shows children recreating suicide bomber attacks as a playground game,” from the Daily Mail, March 1 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
A shocking video has emerged from Pakistan depicting children role-playing a Taliban suicide bombing.
The 84-second clip shows Pashtun children recreating a terrorist attack, with one boy dressed in black – the ‘bomber’ – being embraced and wished well by his friends before setting off on his deadly mission.
In the single-take video, the ‘bomber’ then approaches another boy, dressed in white, who appears to be mimicking a member of the security forces and tries to stop him.
But the young Jihadi then ‘detonates’ – with other boys throwing sand into the air to simulate the explosion – and others rush in to examine the children who are playing dead.
Ahsan Masood, a Pashtun from Waziristan in Pakistan, posted the video on Facebook because he ‘thought it was funny’.
He said he believed it had been filmed in Khost, Afghanistan, and that it had been sent to him via his mobile phone by a friend.
It has been described as ‘horrifying’ by a children’s charity in Pakistan, but others have said it could be seen in a positive light as children role-play to deal with the violent circumstances they see in their everyday lives….
Yeah, it’s super. Especially when they’re learning at the madrassa that this is a noble act and that Allah guarantees Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for him (Qur’an 9:111).