Kinda hard to justify having children blow the brains out of prisoners based on the Bible.
The latest edition of Dabiq, the full-color, glossy propaganda magazine published by Islamic State (IS) militants, praises two children who have carried out execution-style killings for the militant group.
The eighth issue of Dabiq magazine, whose cover has the headline Sharia Alone Will Rule Africa, was shared on social media on March 30.
An article titled The Lions Of Tomorrow features photographs of the two child militants, both of whom are shown in videos apparently shooting captives that IS had accused of being foreign agents. […]
The Dabiq article refers to the children as “the lion cubs of the Khilafah (caliphate),” a term that IS has adopted to refer to its child militants. IS refers to the lands under its control as a “caliphate.”
IS’s use of children to carry out execution-style killings led to outpourings of shock and disgust across Western and Arab media. Dabiq referred to these reactions in its article, suggesting that IS militants had deliberately chosen to film the “child executioners” in order to create this response.
“As expected, the kuffar (infidels) were up in arms about the Khalifah’s use of ‘child soldiers’,” Dabiq wrote.
The author of the article goes on to justify the use of children as soldiers and to carry out killings by saying that this is part of IS’s interpretation of Islam and Islamic history.
“This was the Sunnah (Muslim way of life based on Muhammad’s teachings and the Koran) of Allah’s Messenger, who would allow those capable from among the young Sahabah (the Prophet Muhammad’s companions) to participate in his battles against the mushrikin (polytheists),” Dabiq says.