ISIS learning from Boko Haram

ISIS learning from Boko Haram

Following the lead of other terrorist groups such as al-Qaida’s ally Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is plundering unprotected, or minimally protected, villages and leaving them childless by kidnapping the villages’ young ones. The latest incident reported on Saturday involved the kidnapping of 500 children from two Iraqi provinces, according to news reports on Monday.

Iraqi security officials reported that members of the Takfiri terrorist group, ISIS, have abducted 500 children in two provinces of Iraq. A Takfiri is a Sunni Muslim who looks at the world in black-and-white; there are true believers and then there are nonbelievers, with no shades in between.

ISIS, as do other terrorist groups, kidnaps children to trainthe boys to carry out acts of terror under the group’s commands and they use the girls for sex or suicide bombers. Farhan Mohammed, a member of the Provincial Council in Iraq’s Anbar Province, said that the children were kidnapped and taken to ISIS bases elsewhere in Iraq and neighboring Syria. It is there that the children are being trained to carry out acts of terror.

The police director of Diyala Province, Lieutenant General Kasim al-Saidi, said ISIS militantskidnapped children from towns and villages in the province in order to use them as suicide bombers. In April, ISIS invaded a number of schools in neighborhoods of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. More than 120 schoolchildren were kidnapped in that city, which is located about 250-miles north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Mosul has been under the control of ISIS since June 2014 and what happened to those children is still not known. Read more


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