The “holy warriors” of the Taliban are already using children to decapitate helpless captives, so it comes as no surprise that their depraved jihad now includes 6-year old suicide bombers.
Children as young as six are being used by the Taliban in increasingly desperate suicide missions, coalition forces in Afghanistan claimed yesterday.
* No doubt the nutroots will tell us that the Taliban are just noble savages who use the weapons they have against the imperialist occupation forces. Who are we to judge, right?
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), to which Britain contributes 5,000 troops in southern Afghanistan, revealed that soldiers defused an explosive vest which had been placed on a six-year-old who had been told to attack Afghan army forces in the east of the country. …
The boy had been ordered to target a check point in Miri, in the Andar district of Ghazni province.
“They placed explosives on a six-year-old boy and told him to walk up to the Afghan police or army and push the button,” said Captain Michael Cormier, the company commander who intercepted the child, in a statement. “Fortunately, the boy did not understand and asked patrolling officers why he had this vest on.”
Lieutenant Colonel David Accetta, ISAF eastern regional command spokesman, told the Guardian: “In the past we have not seen the Taliban sink that low, to use children as suicide bombers. The personnel secured the vest to make sure the child was safe.”
Lt Col Accetta said the procedure for dealing with an armed minor had so far been untested in Afghanistan. “It would have been difficult to know what to do considering it was a six-year-old boy and he was presumably going to push the button himself or someone was going to detonate it for him remotely,” Lt Col Accetta said.
The rules of military engagement are easily muddied when a child poses a direct threat, he explained. “What we do if we identify the fact that an adult is wearing a suicide vest is we use whatever force we deem necessary to protect the lives of our soldiers and any civilians. Of course it makes it more difficult – it’s a six year-old child.”
Obviously, the Taliban doesn’t have such scruples. But imagine our soldiers would have shot the boy: The nutroots would have reported it worldwide just to make our military look like murdering lunatics...
Hamas member in Palestinian parliament praises female jihadists “who make ‘Jews â€“ the brothers of apes and pigs â€“ taste the bitterness of death'”
Now, certainly Yunis al-Astal will get a barrage of letters from “moderate” clerics the world over telling him jihad is an inner spiritual struggle, right?
“Palestinian official: Women must martyr themselves,” from WorldNetDaily:
Yunis Al-Astal: “The most exalted form of jihad is fighting for the sake of Allah, which means sacrificing one’s soul by fighting the enemies head-on, even if it leads to martyrdom. Martyrdom means life next to Allah.
“… When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties. …”
Interviewer: “What are the purposes behind women’s participation in the jihad of conquest and invasions?”
Yunis Al-Astal: “I have mentioned some of these purposes. [Women] prepare food, they bring water, they tend to the wounded and convey them from the battlefield, they protect the [soldiers’] possessions, and so on. But in many cases, women participated in combat, especially if the Islamic army was weakening, and you could see that the enemy was about to gain the upper hand. In such cases, a woman would draw out her sword, or pull out a pole from her tent, and would resist to the best of her ability.
Intifada breeds female martyrdom-seekers
This intifada of ours has recorded more than 15 exemplary cases of girls who were martyred for the sake of Allah. But not before making the Jews â€“ the brothers of apes and pigs â€“ taste the bitterness of death, and not before avenging the blood of the martyrs, the wounded, the bereaved, the prisoners, the displaced, those whose homes were destroyed, those whose lands were bulldozed, and all those who were affected by the earthquake of the sons of Zion.”
Yunis Al-Astal: “When jihad becomes an individual duty, the husband’s permission or consent is not required, because jihad becomes like prayer. Just like a woman does not have to ask for permission to pray, to fast during Ramadhan, or to give charity, she does not need to ask for permission when jihad becomes an individual duty. In my opinion, in places invaded by the enemy, jihad becomes an individual duty.
“War is deceit”:
“With regard to your question about the veil, especially when it comes to martyrdom-seekers who had to go into the Zionist cities deep in Palestine â€“ jihad is a duty, and so is wearing a veil, but the duty of jihad is ten times greater than the duty of wearing a veil.”
My. And I always thought jihad was ‘inner struggle’…
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