Muslims may think that the Bible messed up the true revelation of Islam, but they seem to follow Proverbs 22:6 just fine. “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
When I saw in the Daily Mail that al Qaeda were training up ten-year-olds (and perhap younger) to carrying out kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings, I thought well, yeah, that’s the Daily Mail. So I looked to see if anyone was carrying this story. Everyone is carrying this story.
But is it really surprising? These are type of folks that are happy to strap explosives to women with Downs Syndrome and turn them into killing machines by remote control.
The videos of children undergoing training were intended to be used encourage other children to join the cause. Of course for children to see these, their parents would either have to provide them or send them to a madrasah that would considering them appropriate viewing. It is so unfathomable to me as either a father or a teacher.
So when you think about these people, remember that these are their values.