ISIS is still on the rise in the Middle East, and its members are recruiting kids to join the global jihad.
Islamic State militants have recently released a series of images revealing young boys and girls studying in an Afghanistan “school of Jihad.” The images show children training in martial arts, military-style assault courses, and reading in classrooms (though only certain books are permitted). The kids are also required to learn how to use rifles, as they are told that the use of Kalashnikov assault rifles (AK-47s) helps “to defend the faith.”
Said Abdullah Gul, a teacher at the school, to his students: “We must implement God’s religion over all people. God says do jihad until intrigue, idolatry and infidelity are finished in the world.”
The school will be the subject of an upcoming FRONTLINE documentary airing on Tuesday, November 17th on PBS.