The child couldn’t be more than four or five years old. Yet there he is, outfitted in the clothing of an Islamic jihadi fighter, blade in hand, excitedly practicing for what could be a future terror attack. And many would no doubt agree that what the youngster is doing with the big knife is, to put it mildly, beyond disgusting.
TheBlaze reports on the short, homemade video that’s been circulating on social media among Islamic State fighters and their supporters. The boy — described as the son of an Islamic State terrorist who can, presumably, be heard in the background cheering on the lad — is seen trying to decapitate a teddy bear.
“In the video,” says TheBlaze, “[the boy] stands in front of a large Islamic State flag hanging on the wall, smiling as he carries out his gruesome task which involves plunging his knife into the soft plush of the white teddy bear with red polka dot paws.”
An article in The Jerusalem Post on the new propaganda piece from Islamic State fighters notes that “ISIS has been known to use children in its propaganda videos and affectionately refers to its child recruits as ‘cubs of the caliphate.’”
By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself the revolting segment promoted by murderous jihadis who have no qualms about using even the youngest among them to try to inspire their followers and promote fear among their enemies.
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