In Syria, activists use children as props in “human cage” video.
Sickening videos recently surfaced from ISIS showing the next generation of Islamic radicals being trained.
Elsewhere in regions impacted by the group’s atrocities, videos nearly as chilling are being uploaded.
From Egypt comes a clip of children at play. The game?
Children from Egypt’s El Mahalla El Kubra have been video-taped “slaughtering” other children ISIS-style while playing with wooden sticks. The video raises more questions than answers on the “merits” of sharing horrific videos detailing the terror group’s crimes, particularly with children.
The Al Qaeda off-shoot ISIS, which has come to control larges swathes of land in Iraq and Syria, has taken great pride in releasing highly-produced videos, showcasing how they behead their captives. Despite a cat and mouse chase to remove their graphic propaganda online, many continue to share the videos, unconcerned by the damage they could cause to viewers.
This El Mahalla El Kubra video may have been made after the militant group “ISIS in Libya” beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian workers who had been abducted in Libya more than a month ago. On February 15, the terrorists posted a gruesome and bloody video on YouTube that showed the beheading of the hostages, creating an uproar in Egypt, including the bombing of ISIS sites in Libya.
El Mahalla Al Kubra is an industrial and agricultural city in Egypt, located in the middle of the Nile Delta on the western bank of the Damietta branch, and is home to about half a million people.
(Click HERE for Tamer Abdo Amin’s Facebook page with the full video).
Perhaps the most charitable interpretation of this “play” is that children are working out their fears, or attempting to comprehend the barbarity, make some sense of the world, and feel as if they have control over their lives.
However, that is not the only disturbing video featuring kids. In Syria, human rights activists are using children in anti-ISIS propaganda:
Dressed in orange jumpsuits, a group of young children are locked in a cage in a chilling recreation of the ISIS video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive.
Nearby, a man holds a flaming torch like the one used to set fire to Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh in scenes that have horrified the world.
Thankfully, this was just a stunt by activists calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged atrocities to be likened to those meted out by the jihadists.
“The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a televised speech Sunday.
El-Sisi said Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have offered military help as Egypt amplifies its battle against ISIS in neighboring Libya.
Indeed, inspired by King Abdullah, Jordan is already preparing for a larger role in the battle against ISIS.
Let’s hope that Sisi prevails. There has never been a better case for something needing to happen…for the children.DONATE
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