One of the most important tools used to develop skills, impart information about history, mathematics and language and teach social skills and customs in children is through education – and the younger you start the better.
By and large, Americans don’t understand why, in the 21st Century, Islamic nations have not been able to rear generations of children who value peace over war… modern life over medieval life… and the value of live over death.
The answer comes down to education and new evidence is revealing that radical Islamic countries, terror groups and ancient cultural and religious rivalries between nations is fueling the turmoil in the Middle East and leading some to export their hate overseas.
And nothing is more barbaric to western audiences than the brutal and horrifying act of beheading people for everything from drug offenses to being Christian, Jewish or other religion or even adopting western culture in dress, entertainment or conduct between the sexes.
Now we learn that to normalize brutality and murder as a legitimate form of discipline, teaching how to behead someone starts young when children begin playing with dolls and learning social norms.
Recently, word has leaked out by people who do not want to be identified for fear of death that the teaching children how to behead “criminals” is to force children who have formed attachments to dolls to behead them upon orders of authority figures including teachers and parents.
The process begins by first showing young children videos of beheadings followed by a promise made by their “trainers” within ISIS that they would each perform one someday.
The next step is to practice the beheading technique. In a report published in The Washington Times:
“…more than 120 boys were each given a doll and a sword and told, cut off its head. A 14-year-old who was among the boys, all abducted from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority, said he couldn’t cut it right. He chopped once, twice, three times.”
“Then they taught me how to hold the sword, and they told me how to hit. They told me it was the head of the infidels,” the boy, renamed Yahya by his ISIS captors, told The Associated Press last week in northern Iraq, where he fled after escaping the ISIS training camp.”
And when ISIS overran Yazidi towns in northern Iraq last year, they butchered older men, enslaved many of the women and girls and send young Yazidi boys off to ISIS reeducation camps where the boys were first forced to convert to ISIS’s form of Islam and then become mindless, robotic jihadi fighters.
The goal is to create a new generation of brutal militants using gifts, threats and brainwashing.
Boys are turned into killers, suicide bombers or executioners.
To attest to their handiwork, ISIS released a video showing one boy beheading a Syrian soldier under an adult militant’s supervision and another showing 25 children shooting 25 captured Syrian soldiers in the head.
The training, which militants conduct in schools and mosques, is designed to indoctrinate children in extremist doctrine and then turn them against their own parents. What starts with toy given by an ISIS fighter to befriend a child ends with a newly minted savage for the Caliphate.
The indoctrination mainly targets Sunni Muslim children – a rival sect to Shiite Muslims – and occurs by showing captured youth videos at street booths and outdoor events for children that include soft drinks, candy and propaganda.
If the western world hopes to change the situation on the ground in the Muslim world, it will have to crush radical influences like ISIS, separate children from extremist parents and teachers and begin civilized education to break the cycle of murder and conquest that has become a way of life for much of the Middle East today.