Supported by ISIS, The School of Jihad is an education system of manipulation and violence, introducing children and male teens to follow the extremist religious indoctrination to a grave degree. From training these youths to learn how to torture, kill, and behead their enemies to forcing them to watch videos of deadly acts, ISIS is said to be taking part in a brutal war crime. According to the Inquisitr this Friday, October 24, 2014, many children over the age of 10 are enlisted into these acclimatizing camps of brutal propaganda and instruction.
As evidenced in the photo above, ISIS is interested in recruiting even “Western” women to the cause. If something is not done about this developing issue soon, the School of Jihad and ISIS will ensure that there continues to be a steady stream of fighters ready to die for their extremist theology, continues the report. Many young boys throughout Iraq and Syria are being trained in these fatal strategies of war and terror. If born within ISIS dominated territory, it is likely that youth will be raised within this violent education system.
The United Nations is noting that some children are even being trained in suicide bombing endeavors. Forget about science, mathematics, and composition — some children age 10 and older in these regions are being forced to study beheadings, techniques of torture, and how to wild deadly weapons like guns and bombs. The School of Jihad trains these youths in extremist religious views, with ISIS having thousands of children view videos “using an AK-47 rifle … [and] killing enemies” that stand in their way.
This war crime is carried out through recruitment and media backing, continues the press release. In order to acclimatize these boys to the culture, training camps promoted by propagandist media organizations and supported by such groups as Muassissat al-Furqan use educational tools to introduce them to ISIS’ goals. Their ultimate objective of this “teaching?” To show Middle Eastern kids what the world can be like under ISIS — a “utopia” of sorts.
Despite these practices, India Times News shares in their latest report this weekend, these acts are in fact viewed as actual “war crimes” by members of the United Nations (UN). According to UN decree, the council of human rights view any recruitment, teachings, or endorsement of children age 14 or younger for military purposes as inhumane. One such video supported by the Jihadist school, which can be viewed on YouTube, is known as “Cubs of the Islamic State.” It showcases young boys being trained by ISIS leaders to follow in their footsteps and learn the skills of wielding a gun, torturing, beheading, and killing all who oppose them.
Apparently, some similarities do exist between this education system and more traditional programs. There is even a “graduation” day after older youth complete their training in the School of Jihad. One YouTube video is entitled “Messages from the Land of Final Battles.” In this controversial clip, young Syrian and Iranian men are shown graduating. This is no small affair; close observers can see that there is a speaker present with a large group of witnesses as the male “graduates” line up near the stage. It is assumed that their families watch as they take their final steps to complete the program.
This latest video is presented by a newer ISIS media wing, Al-I’tisaam Media, adds the source. This formal distribution group often integrates their violent YouTube footage with bloody, graphic scenes of Jihadist militants in war. Shootings, gun practices, and torture of foreign adversaries are commonly accompanied with these videos — all which the “students” of the School of ISIS may have to watch.
While there are reports stating that the original taping dates of these videos cannot be determined, they are thought to have been filmed sometime around June 2014. It is possible that their emergence this month is connected with social media accounts (like Twitter) associated with ISIS in order to bolster their support for the Jihad School “graduates.”
The United Nations has condemned this wrongful practice against the youth in Syria and Iran. They released a statement after learning of these videos, quoting that ISIS “has established training camps to recruit children into armed roles under the guise of education.”
With extremist goals in mind, this School of Jihad education is one of solely violence and war. Training with guns, instruction on how to torture and kill, and exposure to horrors at such a young age is effectively stealing their childhood from them. These videos and training camps are said to be “deeply disturbing” to the UN and other international groups around the world.
“At the camps, the children recruited received weapons training and religious education,” the report reads. “The existence of such camps seems to indicate that ISIS systematically provides weapons training for children. Subsequently, they were deployed in active combat during military operations, including suicide-bombing missions.”