Al Qaeda: Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

Proverbs 22:6 says:

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

I’m not sure if a similar verse exists in the Koran but from recent reports out of Pakistan Muslim extremists in Al Qaeda are living by the Proverbs verse.

A recent video filmed in North Waziristan, Pakistan, not far from the Afghanistan border contained footage of an Al Qaeda youth training camp. Boys as young as five years of age were shown how to shoot handguns as part of their terrorist training. Supposedly a number of the boys are the orphaned the sons of terrorists who’ve been killed.

These kids are being taught young who to hate and how to kill them. By the time they are adults, if they live that long, the hatred will have become ingrained into their very being and they will know no other life but one of hate and death.

Neil Doyle, a British investigative journalist who specializes in terrorism, saw the video and warned:

“The video is part of a disturbing trend. This is the fourth Islamist insurgent group in recent weeks that has been linked to training children for the battlefield. Groups in Syria and Somalia have also claimed to be coaching children. These children are living a very bleak existence. There is growing evidence that many are forced into it.”

This is indeed a troubling trend as it indicates not only the stealing of their youth but that their holy war against Jews and Christians will continue for years until one side completely prevails over the other. This also indicates that there will never be peace in the Middle East and that the efforts to negotiate for peace are futile.

Therefore, I believe the United States should immediately withdraw all of its troops and supplies from that region of the world, except those in place to help defend Israel, and bring them back to United States to secure our own borders. If our men and women are going to be placed in harm’s way then let it be to defend our own borders instead of the borders of the people who have vowed to never have peace until we are all annihilated.