Al Qaeda trained kids for human bomb attacks


Iraqi security forces have arrested four children who were allegedly part of a group of youngsters being groomed by al-Qaeda to become suicide bombers, an Iraqi army general said.

The children, who were detained in a village near the northern city of Kirkuk, were part of a cell known as the “Birds of Paradise” and were being specially trained to avoid detection as they carried out attacks, security officials said.

“Special forces units have arrested an organisation of children consisting of four individuals under the age of 14 who call themselves the 'Birds of Paradise',” said General Abdelamir al-Zaidi, the commander of the Iraqi army division in Kirkuk. “The group relies on children and is connected to al-Qaeda. It works to recruit children and young people to carry out suicide attacks and to aid the terrorist groups in detonating roadside bombs.”

Al-Qaeda groups have previously used Iraqi children to carry out attacks on US and Iraqi security forces, even using them in one instance as a cover to sneak a car bomb past a Baghdad checkpoint before detonating the device with the youngsters still inside. Militants have also been accused of using mentally disabled women as suicide bombers.


This is another example of the depravity and wickedness of our enemy. Why do people follow these monsters?


  1. Never underestimate the hope for glory. Especially if this world leaves a whole lot to be desired...e.g., do these kids have parents?

    Probably not.

    The monsters - and they are that - know a great deal about luring children and mentally defective people.

    Remember the woman who worked with AlQ to lure unhappy women by comforting them and then sending them to be worked over by AlQ via rape and humiliation? What, in their culture, did they have to live for then?

    IOW, it's ugly and malign, but the reasons they they have followers is all too easy to see.

    We have the opposite malignity here: people who believe in nothing. Their evil is longer term, but no less fatal for all of us.


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