Raised on Terror: ISIS's Focus on 'Indoctrinating' Children

Raised on Terror: ISIS's Focus on 'Indoctrinating' ChildrenLet me just do the operation, because if I stay longer I might sin and the sins will increase,” the teenage bomber said in the 22-minute ISIS video, in which he spoke atop a hill overlooking Dabiq, Syria. In the past six months alone, minors have appeared in 250 ISIS messages, which have included a dozen releases depicting children as executioners of prisoners or “spies,” according to the Quilliam Foundation, a London think-tank led by former jihadi Noman Benotman. In early February, an ISIS video showed a boy appearing to cut the head off a man identified as belonging to an anti-ISIS group in Iraq and Syria.

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