Al-Raqqa: In an attempt to expand their Caliphate, the dreaded Islamic State group is providing training to school children in the Syrian city of al-Raqqa, said activist group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
According to a report in the Independent, the terror group has been working systematically to indoctrinate school children. They are sabotaging the education process for their own good, the activist group claimed.
The group also alleged that when ISIS took over Raqqa in 2014, they closed all schools, burnt textbooks and forced teachers to take repentance courses, threatening them not to teach the old curriculum.
After a brief period of time, schools were reopened. However, most of the subjects were banned by ISIS. Instead, children were being given lessons on Sharia. They were also taught Arabic language.
The increasing ISIS influence in Syrian schools has been confirmed by those people who have fled the country and escape ISIS. Their testimony reveals how the terror group taught children to make and use bombs in schools.
ISIS militants used to send children home with Caucasian dolls that were dressed up in orange jumpsuits and were asked to 'behead them' as part of their homework, a report said.
This is not the first time ISIS has used children for their activities. They have been portraying children as suicide bombers and terrorists in their propaganda videos since a long time.
Earlier this year, Quilliam, a UK-based think tank released a detailed report titled 'Children of Islamic State', which reveals how ISIS recruits children and then gives them jihad training by indoctrinating them at school, and sometimes at home too. These children are provided with rigorous training to become lethal fighters of the terror group. They are then brought into into the terror group.
The report also focuses on how these jihadi children are inculcated with extremist values since their birth, or when they are too small to distinguish between right and wrong. Tagged 'blank slate' by militants, these kids are also provided with extreme martial arts training....