Taliban terrorists are bribing starving eight year old children to plant roadside bombs, act as decoys and to be suicide bombers against NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The terrorists are recruiting the young boys from the ranks of homeless and orphaned children, using candies and chocolate.
In return, they teach them how to shoot a gun, how to operate a suicide vest, and how to manage improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Children learn quickly - especially when they’re starving and sweets are offered for the lesson.
One little boy named Neaz told a reporter from Britain’s Channel 4 that at age 8 he was promised a handful of coins – worth a total of 91 cents -- by Taliban fighters recruiting him to the cause after his village was destroyed and his parents were murdered.
According to a report published in The Daily Mail, the Taliban leaders gave him sweets and took him to the next town, where they showed him how to use a gun and build IEDs. After gaining his trust, they bought him a special gift – a suicide vest.
“They made me try it on,” said Neaz, now age 15. “The grenades went all around my body and then they offered me the coins... They told me to blow myself up at a checkpoint. I asked what I’d do with the money if I had to blow myself up. But they kept encouraging me, telling me that if I did it, I would go to heaven.”
Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists in Gaza carry out similar activities, training children as young as eight years old to use guns in special summer camps, and brainwashing the children to believe that it is better to die than to live, as long as one dies as a "martyr" in the service of fighting to destroy the Jews in Israel.
They also teach children to carry out road terror attacks against Israelis, hurling rocks and other objects at passing vehicles with Israeli license plates on roads near Arab villages. Official PA government funded children's television programming promotes similar themes, as do the PA school text books in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and parts of Jerusalem restored to the Israeli capital following the 1967 Six Day War.