Terrorists in the making

by Tutul Chakraborty   08 August, 2015

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Tutul Chakraborty, EMBA 2015-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

All countries would unanimously agree to the point that children make the future of any nation. As kids, during our school days, all we had to think about was completing homework, playing games and preparing for exams. But things are not the same for a lot of children who might not even know what homework is all about. ISIS is training children in Syria and Iraq to grow into terrorists. ISIS is keen on re-educating children by infusing them with extremist doctrine which often turns them against their own parents. Dozens of young Yazidi boys have been captivated and forced to convert to Islam from their ancient faith.

The extremists are planning to build a whole new lot of militants who would willingly pose as suicide bombers and kill people without blinking. Small children who are unaware of the truths of life and death are being shown videos of beheadings and trained to do the same in future. As a part of endurance training, the ISIS trainers, hit the children’s heads with poles and the children stand unmoving. The children are made to punch each other and fight amongst themselves as it would only make them stronger.

A series of ruthless killings have been taking place and there seems no end to this. There is no count of the number of people who have been beheaded by the ISIS group. With so much of advancements from all over the world, we often talk of the world becoming a better place to live in. But with happenings like this around us, it only seems to be a dream which might never come true.





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