For the ‘children of ISIS,’ target practice starts at age 6. By their teens, they’re ready to be suicide bombers
During the two years since the founding of the self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria, an estimated 6 million people have lived under the rule of the Islamic State. At least a third of these – about 2 million souls – are under age 15.
These are, in a real sense, children of the caliphate. Collectively, say experts who have studied them, they are a profoundly traumatized population: impressionable young brains exposed to not only the ravages of war but also countless acts of unspeakable cruelty, from public floggings and amputations to executions – the crucifixions and beheadings that have contributed to the Islamic State’s global notoriety. – READ MORE