The "Cubs Of The Caliphate"

Submitted by: richanddead 8 months ago in News & Politics

Information has just been released that a 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy suspected of having links to extremist group Islamic State attempted to blow up a bomb at this Christmas market in the western town of Ludwigshafen, German on November 24. 

The boy was homegrown, apparently being born in Ludwigshafe in 2004. According to reports a yet unknown ISIS member "strongly radicalized" the young boy and taught him how to make bombs. The boy put his lessons into effect by making a "nail-bomb," placing it in a back pack and then then leaving it at a crowded spot in the market. The boy attempted to set the bomb off but the detonator malfunctioned and the bomb was found by one of the market's visitors. After the police were called and the bomb squad defused the bomb, police identified and arrested the boy, who is now in a youth detention center. The area's Federal Public Prosecutor has taken over investigations on the charge of a serious act of violent subversion although he has made no public comment as of yet.

ISIS child bombers have become a new trend this year and shows that ISIS is changing the way it conducts operations. In march of this year, after American commando's killed a top Islamic State commander named Haji Imam, ISIS retaliated by using a child suicide bomber to blow up a weekly soccer match held in a stadium in the Babil province of the town of Iskandariyah, Iraq. The bomber detonated his belt just as trophies were being handed out so that the crowd would be denser.


The bombing killed 41 and injured 105, although ISIS inflated the numbers to 60 dead. ISIS released a statement the next day that said: "Our knight immersed into their crowds until he detonated his belt, turning them into scattered parts" 

In august of this year another 12-year-old ISIS suicide bomber killed 51 people and injured over 100 at a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep, Turkey. Sadly the child was placed with other children when he detonated his bomb killing 22 children, all under the age of 14. 


Only 24 hours later, in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a 14-year-old suicide bomber was captured seconds before he was able to set off a bomb vest concealed under a huge Barcelona football shirt, so large on him it reached down to his knees. The boy was attempting to run into and blow up a Shia mosque, which had already had two separate suicide attacks over the previous weekend. 

According to reports, the boy had been displaced from the ISIS-held city of Mosul, Iraq's second largest, by recent military operations in the area. "The boy claimed during interrogation that he had been kidnapped by masked men who put the explosives on him and sent him to the area," said Kirkuk intelligence official Brigadier Chato Fadhil Humadi. Investigators also believe the boy had been drugged before being sent on the suicide mission. 


The belt was later detonated safely after the suspect was led away.


The use of child soldiers by ISIS is not unusual, ISIS has been proud to show them off calling them the "cubs of the caliphate". Even releasing a video of a ISIS child execution squad made up of 10-12 year olds from area's like Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Uzbekistan and even from Briton. 


The jihadists have a history of using children as weapons, however, sending them to their death strapped with explosives and putting them on frontlines in Iraq and Syria. Yet this has largely been a problem that the west has turned a blind eye to mainly because it didn't effect them, but no more. ISIS has learned to adapt and is now showing the world that it is able to carry out the same type of sinister operations in European countries like Germany. A report released earlier this year by Combating Terrorism Centre at West Point university in the US revealed 89 children died fighting for the Islamic State last year and that the use of child suicide bombers were suspected to increase. 
There are 7 comments:
Male 1,253
If only suggestibility could be evolved out of humanity. 
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Male 1,663
They've been killing each other for thousands of years.  Let them do it, just get our people out of there so they can focus on each other again.
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Male 7,557
It's very difficult to kill an idea.  This is a multi faceted problem that requires different angles to attack it.  Finding the extremists and dealing with them, showing the people there's a different way.  This problem requires engagement, requires some violence, and it requires peace and investment.  It's a quagmire.
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Male 1,506
The use of bombers for radical Muslims has slowly changed with time, When they first started they used young men 20 to 25 that had been brainwashed by there clerics, When they stopped being effective (getting caught) they moved to younger men, then to young women, this is the simple evolution of a religion that gives little thought to there youth and all thought to world domination. And if you doubt the world domination you need to read some of the speeches that the leaders of Iran and the clerics that really run the country and direct the people of the this region.
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Male 7,557
Just for clarification I'm fairly Certain the sect that ISIS adhere's to is not the same as the sect Iran adhere's too.  So world domination is different to different parts of Islam.  It's just like Christianity, you have eastern orthodox, catholic, evangelical, protestant, etc.  Muslims have a wide variety of different versions of Islam.  
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Male 1,506
first of I'm not talking about ISIS I'm talking about the very virulent interpretation of Islam that most of these groups expound and if the right group takes control of this very violent region they will do nothing until they are destroyed or will attempt to rebuild the rest of the world in there image. Islam is the only major religion right now carrying out armed conquest against there selves and neighbors. (and yes I am dismissing the few areas where Christians are doing a job on Muslims because its mostly just revenge and trying to get there immediate land back) The fight against Muslims has been going on for century's with the Christians mostly giving up and just trying to live together, Vlad The Impalor (Dracula)  was fighting against Muslim aggression in the 14th or 15th century.    
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Male 20,584
Damn, I can't believe what I just read. Unreal that it's 2016 and this is happen.
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