It should not surprise anyone that the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that beheads its victims, can stoop to unimaginable depths to do damage to innocent people.
But the fact that ISIS has been caught recruiting children to carry out its evil attacks is unimaginable.
Reign Of Terror.
A fact that many people forget is that ISIS, and other radical Islamist terrorist groups, target Muslims who do not agree with them.
Muslims account for the majority of victims of these terrorist organizations who call themselves Islamic.
And the fact that they could murder their own people, the ones they claim to be fighting for, shows that they have no ideology other than murder and terror.
Which is why it should not be a surprise that one of its members has been found guilty of recruiting young children to join the terrorist group.
What is surprising is where it happened.
Invading The West.
A 25-year-old British man was found guilty last week of attempting to create an “army” of children to carry out terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom.
Umar Haque showed the kids beheading videos and other ISIS propaganda and made them re-enact attacks on London and practice attacking police officers, Reuters reported.
“His plan was to create an army of children to assist with multiple terrorist attacks throughout London,” Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command head, Dean Haydon, said. “He tried and he did, we believe, radicalize vulnerable children from the ages of 11 to 14.”
“He tried to prepare the children for martyrdom by making them role-play terrorist attacks. Part of that role-playing was re-enacting attacking police officers,” he said.
He used the cover of teaching Islamic studies, even though he had no qualifications to do so, to groom around 110 kids between the ages of 11 – 14 to become soldiers of the Islamic State.
Six of the children testified against Haque at his trial and 35 of them are in counselling.
His plan was to have the children attack popular tourist attractions like Big Ben and the Queen’s guard.
“He had shown them graphic terrorist videos – beheading videos and frightening terrorist activities overseas. He described himself as a loyal follower to IS,” Haydon said.
“He shouldn’t have been teaching, so that’s a concern,” he said. “We have had challenges with both the local community and some of these institutions.”