Flere “Syrien-farere” som tog børnene med sig, såvel som reproducerende jihadister, er i ferd med at etablere en ny generation unge terrorister. Britiske Quilliam Foundation har i en rapport undersøgt hvordan IS rekrutterer og trener børn ved hjælp af indoktrinering af islam. Børnene skal læres op til at blive spioner, forkyndere, soldater, bødler og selvmordsbombere. Islam står centralt.
The current generation of fighters sees these children as better and more lethal fighters than themselves, because rather than being converted into radical ideologies they have been indoctrinated into these extreme values from birth, or a very young age.”
Not having been corrupted by living according to secular values, they are considered purer than adult fighters. “These children are saved from corruption,” states the study, “making them stronger than the current mujahideen [fighters] because they have a superior understanding of Islam from youth and from school curriculum and are better and more brutal fighters as they are trained in violence from a very young age”.
Den islamske stats befolkning er på rundt 6 millioner personer.
Barnevern? Islam er det bedste for børnene mener man i kalifatet.
Kalifatets børn skal opdrages i den rene islamske lære og bliver hærdet ved at skulde bevidne henrettelser. Fityan al-Islam – gutter av islam, kalles den opvoksende slægt af fremtidige terrorister.
“The area of most concern is that Islamic State is preparing its army by indoctrinating young children in its schools and normalising them to violence through witnessing public executions, watching Islamic State videos in media centres and giving children toy weapons to play with.”
Brutaliteten normaliseres ved at børn tilvendes at holde avkappede hoveder, eller at spilde fodbold med dem. Fireåringer bruges til at detonere bilbomber.
Isis also uses children to try to normalise brutality, with the group encouraging children to hold up decapitated heads or play football with them. In the past six months Islamic State propaganda has depicted 12 child killers. A macabre recent video showed a four-year-old British boy apparently detonating a car bomb, killing four alleged spies trapped in the vehicle.
IS har tatt kontrollen over skolene i Syrien og Irak.
Isis has been quick to seize control of the education system in Syria and Iraq, with indoctrination beginning in schools and intensifying in training camps. In the camps, children between the ages of 10 and 15 are instructed in sharia, desensitised to violence, and taught specific skills needed to serve the state and take up jihad.
Boys learn a rigid Islamic State curriculum, from which drawing, philosophy and social studies – described as the “methodology of atheism” – have been removed.
Children memorise verses of the Qur’an and attend jihadi training, which includes shooting, weaponry and martial arts.
Det er ingen overraskelse hvad jentenes rolle er i Den islamske stat. “Kalifatets perler”, skal pakkes ind, gemmes bort, holdes hjemme og blive instrueret i hvordan de skal tage sig af sine mænd.
Girls, known as the “pearls of the caliphate”, are veiled, hidden, confined to the home and taught to look after the men.