Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Children Of Jihad

Via Memeorandum:

So if you lived in a country where the per capita income was only $2,600 a year what you do to make a quick $7,000 to $14,000? According to the Washington Times if you live in Pakistan you would sell your own child to the Taliban to be used as a suicide bomber.

Pakistan's top Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children as young as 7 to serve as suicide bombers in the growing spate of attacks against Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. targets, U.S. Defense Department and Pakistani officials say.

Using child suicide bombers "is the grim reality of the Taliban Frankenstein that now threatens to overwhelm the Pakistani state," said Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution scholar who chaired a review of Pakistan-Afghanistan strategy for President Obama.

How depraved would a people have to be to sell their children knowing that they will be blown up? Suicide bombing is an indiscriminate evil. Groups are the target but individuals are the target. That any person could support anonymous killing is mind boggling. That a parent would sell their own innocent child is incomprehensible.

President Bush spoke of winning over hearts and minds. People who don’t value their own children are too consumed by hate to win over.

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