‘Our youngest martyr’ ISIS boasts a jihadi fighter aged just TEN was killed as he went into battle with his father in Syria. Islamic State militants and sympathizers are triumphantly circulating images of a 10-year-old boy they claim has been ‘martyred’ while fighting alongside his father in Syria.
UK Daily Mail Describing the child as ISIS’ youngest jihadist, chilling photographs taken before his alleged death show him smiling at the camera, wearing military fatigues and brandishing a huge assault rifle.
ISIS sympathisers took to social media to identify the ‘cub fighter’ by his alleged nom de guerre Abu Ubaidah, adding that both he and his father were killed during clashes in Syria in recent weeks, but not specifying exactly where they died or who they had been fighting against.
Several images, which have not been independently verified, emerged on social media this week after a video reporting the deaths of the boy and his father was uploaded to YouTube in September.
The original video – distributed by the pro-Isis media group Al-A’amaq – is understood to have since been removed, but a number of photographs of the boy have since been widely shared by ISIS militants and their sympathisers on social media.
One image shows the boy standing inside a house, grinning as he struggles to hold an assault rifle so large that it threatens to topple him over.
Another picture shows him smiling sweetly while wearing an ammunition vest as he stands next to a van that has been converted into an armoured vehicle with a large plank of wood and bull bars.
Other images show him posing with a man understood to be his father, who militants named as ‘Baghdadi’. In those images the boy identified as Abu Ubaidah is seen calmly holding another large rifle while surrounded by bearded men wearing military clothing.
Last week a 24-year-old Muslim convert admitted taking her infant son to live among Islamic State terrorists in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she believes he will lead a ‘better life’ under their brutal regime.
Asiya Ummi Abdullah denied that children are unhappy living under the oppressive rule of ISIS’ religious fanatics and explained that she felt her three-year-old son’s spiritual well-being was better served in the group’s de facto capital, where public crucifixions and beheadings are commonplace.
Ummi Abduallah – who had lived in Turkey since her teens but was born in Kyrgyzstan – said moving to the militant stronghold in Syria was in part to shield the young boy from the sex, crime, drugs and alcohol she sees as rampant in her home town Istanbul. ‘Who says children here are unhappy?… He will know God and live under his rules,’ she said.
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ISIS – which rebranded as Islamic State earlier this year after establishing a self-described caliphate in the vast swaths of Syria and Iraq under its control – has long groomed children to take part in jihad. The practice was the subject of the second episode of VICE’s groundbreaking ‘Islamic State’ documentary series.
The film showed very young boys being asked whether they want to be a suicide bomber or a jihadist when they grow up, and being forced to recite calls for the murder of Western ‘infidels’.
In the footage, ISIS’ PR man Abu Moussa – who has since been killed – describes how every male child under the age of 15 is forced to attend a ‘Sharia camp’ to be taught the militant group’s radical interpretation of Islam.
At the age of 16 the boys are sent to a military camp, where they are given intensive training in the art of warfare. After that they are prepared for possible future as either front-line militia or suicide bombers.
She was one of the lucky ones who was able to escape. Many of her friends are still being held captive by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and used as sex slaves.
CNN “Aria” is only 15. She was taken to a three-story house where she and her sister-in-law were locked in with dozens of other teenage girls who’d been captured. “In Mosul they tried to make us change our faith and religion,” she said. “They said to us, ‘Read our Quran.’ A couple of the girls said, ‘We never went to school – we can’t read.’
For more than three weeks, Aria stayed here under horrific conditions. During this time, a sheik came and collected 20 girls including her 14-year-old sister-in-law. “He forced himself on her. I was so scared. A lot of my friends were raped. It’s hard to talk about it.” (Aria claims she was not raped but we know that’s only because of her shame in admitting it)
Aria and her friend were then taken to Fallujah by two ISIS savages. “They were really filthy. They had long beards; they were really tall and big. Even men would be scared of them. They forced us to marry them, threatening to hurt us if we didn’t. They gave us a phone to call our families to tell them we’d converted.” Using this phone, they secretly called her friend’s uncle who knew people in Fallujah who were prepared to help. When the militants left the house, the girls – dressed in niqabs — escaped.
Aria was reunited with her family in this refugee camp, where she learned her brother had been shot in the head and killed. Sexual abuse is a taboo subject in this culture and to admit being a victim is unheard of. Aria doesn’t want to stay at the camp. Everyone knows what happened to her and she says they gossip and look at her whenever she goes outside. But her shame is dwarfed by her guilt after learning what happened to the other girls once ISIS discovered they’d fled.
“They raped them because we escaped. That was the punishment. They tightened security so no girls can escape anymore.
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Hans-Georg Maaßen, head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), told the Rheinische Post at the weekend that at least 24 children had headed to the Middle East from Germany. “The youngest was 13,” he said.
The Local Of the 24 who have left, five children have returned with battle fighting experience, Maaßen said. Among the 24, there were also four girls who, according to Maaßen, travelled with a “romantic ideal of marrying a jihadist.” They married fighters who they met online, the BfV head added.
Around 400 Germans have joined jihadists in Iraq and Syria, security services believe. The majority are young, male and poorly educated and around 130 have returned.
One 30-year-old Turkish man was arrested by a special police unit in Berlin on Monday after returning from an Isis training camp in Syria. He was allegedly trained in weapons handing by Isis in Syria from January to August this year.
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Maaßen said none of the child fighters who have returned were previously known to police. They only became aware of them when their parents reported them missing or when foreign intelligence agencies contacted the BfV.
“The vast majority are from migration backgrounds,” Maaßen added. Many failed at school or didn’t get on with their family.
Shaun Wright headed children’s services at Rotherham Council from 2005 – 2010 when the abuse was going on, before becoming South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. “How many of those victims could have been spared if action had been taken by Rotherham Council? Shaun Wright was in the position to influence that decision.”
EuroNews “The fact is that when he was a cabinet member of children’s services in Rotherham there were three, not one, two, but three reports, which highlighted the situation and nothing was done about it,” said Colin Ross, leader of the Liberal Democratic group on Sheffield Council. Police are also being blamed for failing to protect children as young as 11 who were groomed, threatened and raped by multiple sexual predators – mostly described as of Asian origin. Victims were white girls. An independent report into the abuse, between 1997 and 2013, found that council staff were afraid of being labeled ‘racist.’
Grooming young children for jihad.
Al-Arabiya As soon as the boy finishes the pledge, a voice heard from behind the camera asks the boy how he feels about joining ISIS. The video ends as the camera holder tells the boy: “Are you now ready to die in the way of Allah?” The boy replies: “Yes, God willing.”
But the boy above is far from the youngest of the ISIS recruits. Here’s a four-year-old learning to shoot a machine gun to “slaughter infidels.”
UK Mirror Wearing a balaclava, firing off machine gun rounds and pledging to ‘slaughter infidels’ – this young terrorist bears all the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda recruit. The only difference being he is no more than four-years-old. This shocking footage from war-torn Syria claims to reveal the youngest member of the ISIS a jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria.
The young boy tells the cameraman his name is Abu Bakr, originally from Uzbekistan. He urges other Muslims to join the fight and warns infidels they are going to be ‘slaughtered’. He also pledges allegiance to his namesake, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the powerful new leader of ISIS and one of the most wanted men in the world.