I suppose it was bound to happen. Children make games out of what they see in life. “Cowboys and Indians” was the politically-incorrect game kids in my generation played. Now in certain parts of the world, it’s ISIS and infidels.
Recently a video emerged of a group of Yemeni boys reenacting the brutal slaughter of 21 Coptic Christians. As the UK Daily Mail reports, “the grainy mobile phone footage was reportedly filmed somewhere on the Gulf coast in Yemen. It shows five young boys, possibly aged around 10-years-old, wearing only trousers, being led to a beach by five teenage boys.”
“The teenage boys are fully dressed and their faces are covered by scarfs to imitate the masked murderers from the sickening Islamic State execution video.”
“On the way to the beach, the older boys each pick up a stick, mimicking the collecting of knives by the executioners in the beheading video of 21 Syrian soldiers released in November 2014.”
“Lined up on the beach, the young boys are forced to their knees and stare down at the sand whilst they await their mock execution.”
But these kids were just “playing” – not so in another Yemeni village where a group of boys reenacted the immolation of Jordanian pilot Muath Al Kasaesbeh – with a real boy and real flames.
Gulf News reports “according to local journalist Mohammad Mouzahem, as many as seven boys recently entrapped a 10-year-old boy in a wooden cage and poured fuel over him. One of them acted as a Daesh (ISIS) leader sitting on a chair and gave orders to his operatives to set the boy on fire. Arriving in the nick of time, residents were shocked when they saw the boy alight crying for help as his friends watched.”
Thankfully the boy survived, but endured severe burns.
As Gulf News points out, somehow footage of the Jordanian pilot’s murder managed to reach this remote and destitute Yemeni village, where electricity outages are frequent. Mouzahem said the graphic clip of the pilot reached the village via WhatsApp and mobile phones.
There is a very evil wind blowing across our globe.I pray it can be stopped.