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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 03:53 PM
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Groomed for suicide: how Taliban recruits children for mass murder
A tactic pioneered by al-Qaida but almost unheard of in Afghanistan until 2005, suicide bombing is becoming more popular with insurgents attempting to meet the massively intensified Nato campaign with their own surge of violence.

In one recent case a 12-year-old boy in Barmal district in Pakitika province, which borders Pakistan, killed four civilians and wounded many more when he detonated a vest full of explosives in a bazaar.

"They are relying more and more on children," said Nader Nadery, from the country's Independent Human Rights Commission, who thought the Taliban were struggling to recruit enough adults. "When somebody runs out of one tool they go to use the second one."

Mohammad, who talked to the Guardian on Tuesday at a children's prison in Kabul, is awaiting trial after surrendering to the Americans rather than going through with the attack.

Full story at the Guardian
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 03:54 PM
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1. Ahhhh religion
I think if these kids were taught physics instead of memorizing the Koran in those madrasas, we could see a lot less of this
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 03:56 PM
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2. Of course we would
We would also see a much better America, if we removed religion from our schools as well.
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CJvR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:02 PM
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5. If you tried doing that...
...the MIB (Men In Beards) would kill you.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:05 PM
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6. Of course. I've heard that at some madrasas they teach flat-Earthism
I thought that one was long since put to rest, but no
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 06:45 PM
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12. Be careful of what you wish for...
Physics classes can teach you to make more effective bomb attacks.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 07:21 PM
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13. This is true...
nt
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 03:56 PM
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3. Thank goodness the U.S. doesn't do this!
Ooh, another commercial for the Marines! Don't they look handsome in their dress uniforms!
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 03:58 PM
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4. more anti-muslim porn-prop
Edited on Tue May-17-11 03:58 PM by Hannah Bell
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:06 PM
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7. All religions are harmful
Opiate of the masses? Try gas huffing of the masses
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:28 PM
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8. So are drugs.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 06:43 PM
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11. But when's the last time you gave a joint to a 3 year old?
Put a bible in his hand, and tell him or her all about damnation and hellfire, and you're a GOOD CHRISTIAN

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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:31 PM
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9. Yeah. The Guardian is such a sleazy right-wing rag. (nt)
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 06:01 PM
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10. The Children's Crusade 2011
Edited on Tue May-17-11 06:03 PM by no_hypocrisy
The "original" Children's Crusades
http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/children.html
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