Child Terrorists


Hezbollah's Mahdi Scouts hold plastic rifles in parade on anniversary of outbreak of the second intifada (Center for Special Studies)

Anyone who pays any attention to the news has seen child soldiers being indoctrinated in training camps in Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Pakistan and probably every other Moslem country and even in Western countries in some of their “Koran Studies”.  This is not just western propaganda but has been proven by documents found in Southern Lebanon caves and hideouts where the Hezbollah were pushed out.  Many of you have seen the disgusting cartoons played on Iranian National Television showing a 10 year old boy with bombs strapped to his body and jumping on an Israel tank blowing himself up and then honoring him as a saint of Allah.  My question is “How extensive is this? Is it just Iran and Hezbollah?”

According to the documents found in South Lebanon, Hezbollah leads a youth movement that instructs tens of thousands of children and teenagers in military tactics and indoctrinates them with radical Shia Islam beliefs – including the waging of a final, apocalyptic world battle against all non-Moslems throughout the world and even against any Moslem who does not agree to fight with them.  

Lebanese Imam Mahdi Scouts was created to attract Shiite children and adolescents, to influence the hearts and minds of children indoctrinated with radical Shiite Islam, which propounds the idea of the return of the Mahdi (messiah) as one of Hezbollah's central principles. The World Wide Shiite movement wants to create a new generation of operatives for its own ranks who will take part in this apocalyptic war that paves the way for the return of the Mahdi.  

Mahdi Scouts was established in 1982 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Lebanese Ministry of Education. According to the Center for Special Studies, the Scouts have about 42,000 Lebanese children between the ages of 8-16 organized into 499 groups. The scouts' namesake comes from a decedent of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, and his return brings the final victory of all Islam.  

Most Shia Muslims believe the 12th Imam, Mahdi, is still alive but cannot be seen until Allah determines it is time to prepare the faithful for Judgment Day. They believe Mahdi will eventually reveal himself and lead the forces of righteousness against the forces of evil in a final, apocalyptic world wide battle.

Hezbollah's Mahdi Scouts reportedly undergo military training at summer camps in Shiite communities in Beirut, the Beqaa Valley and south Lebanon. The major activities at Mahdi Scouts summer camps, including sports and social programs, aim to inculcate Islamic revolutionary principles into scout members. 

Mahdi Scout with headband reading "Oh Jerusalem , I am coming" (Center for Special Studies)

They learn the basic use of arms along with physical training and march exercises while dressed in scout uniforms or camouflage suits. An investigative report published in August by the Egyptian daily Ruz al-Yusuf claimed the scout movement trains armed militias in south Lebanon made up of children aged 10-15, real arms like in the picture to the right.

The first lesson Hezbollah teaches scouts, stated the Egyptian article, is the destruction of Israel. This lesson is always an important part of the curriculum and is always aimed at children and adolescents who are new to the program. (The objective is to train a) high-caliber Islamic generation of children who would be willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of Allah in the campaign against Israel. However, lest you feel save (being a Christian) the Islamic saying is “Saturday first and Sunday second” meaning to kill the Jews first and then the Christians. 

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard units play a central role in establishing the Mahdi Scouts and its regular programs and summer camps.  The youth movement is indoctrinated with the principles of the Iranian Islamic revolution and the personality cult of the Supreme Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei.  Among the scouting literature discovered were books and magazines glorifying Khamenei as a hero worthy of emulation.

Captured documents regarding the Mahdi Scouts actually boasts that more than 120 of these children died fighting with Hezbollah, including suicide bombings against Israeli targets.  After the deaths of these children World Wide Television criticized Israel for the deaths of these children but said nothing about putting children into the battle. 

These children are being trained for the final battle to bring about Mahdi's return and the final battle.  It is a driving force behind Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is pursuing nuclear weapons to precipitate the final, Mahdi-led battle. In a speech in Tehran in November, Ahmadinejad reportedly said his main mission is to "pave the path for the glorious reappearance of Imam Mahdi. May Allah hasten his reappearance."

Although we can boast that we have not been hit in the last 5 years, Jihads have killed tens of thousands in Darfur, Sudan, not including rapes and forced starvation; Nigeria; Indonesia; Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Thailand and the Philippians.  This does not count the almost two million who have been pushed out of their homes, are about to starve, have been flogged, stoned, hands cut off, etc.  Just in Indonesia alone 19,000 have been killed and 600,000 made homeless in the past 5 years. 

The Future Is Now

In the age of nuclear and biological weapons, even a few hateful people can do more damage than Adolph Hitler in the Second World War. The loss of two or three American cities to nuclear weapons is a real threat. The loss of hundreds of thousands -- or millions -- to a biological attack is a real threat.  This creates a new situation so frightening that most American leaders simply do not want to think through its implications. This is an emerging third world war and any look at the active players and the centers of violence indicates just how worldwide it is. North Korea's missiles and nuclear weapons are potential assets for Iran, which is increasingly an ally of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.  Our enemies have to be seen in this global context.

  • It is fundamentally misleading to try to isolate Afghanistan without understanding the role of sanctuaries in Northwest Pakistan.
  • It is misleading to try to understand Iraq without understanding the role of resources, sanctuaries and leadership in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
  • It is impossible to understand the role of Hezbollah in South Lebanon without examining the resources and support from Iran and Syria.
  • Hugo Chavez has been in more than a dozen countries in the last few months. He is actively seeking an anti-American seat on the UN Security Council.

There is growing collaboration among our enemies and we have to design global responses to defeat that collaboration.  Consider this recent statement by the Iranian dictator Ahmadinejad:

"To those who doubt, to those who ask is it possible, or those who do not believe, I say accomplishment of a world without America and Israel is both possible and feasible."

What's more, as our enemies have taken stock of what America and her allies will and will not do they have grown bolder.  As they watch the divisive politics in America and the anti-American sentiment in Europe, they have grown bolder. As they have watched the pathetic impotence of the United Nations and the degree to which powerful nations hide behind diplomatic negotiations as an excuse to say a lot but do little, they have grown bolder.

What We Need To Do Now

The American people do not yet believe their cities and their own lives are at risk. They do not believe that anything truly horrifying could happen. 

For the moment, the terrorist threat has become an "over there" problem that impinges on our lives only when we go through security at an airport. The very success of the Bush Administration in stopping further terrorist attacks after 9/11 has made it possible for people to relax and ignore the threat.

There is no campaign more important than the campaign for the understanding and support of the American people and the people of our democratic allies. This has been a woefully inadequate effort over the last five years. We are now paying the cost of that inadequacy.

We must confront the reality that we are not where we wanted to be or where we need to be. We have not captured bin Laden. We have not defeated the Taliban in its sanctuaries in Northwest Pakistan. We have not stopped the recruitment of young fanatics into terrorism. We have not stopped either the Iranian or North Korean nuclear programs. We do not have a stable democratic Pakistan capable of securing its own nuclear weapons. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq is stable and secure. The United Nations is unreformed and we have failed to convince the people of America and of our fellow democracies of the correctness and necessity of what we are doing.

These groups are terrorists who hide behind shields of women and children. These people are cowards who hide their weapons in homes and behind so-called religious leaders in their mosques. These people are radicals who favor a Jihad or a religious war against America and other nations who will not give into their demands and join the Islamic religion.

Religious freedom is not part of the Islamic world view like it is in the United States. Since so many other nations like France and Spain have given in to these terrorists it may be necessary for the United States to shut down all immigration into our country. 

America waited around until we had no choice but to go to war against Japan and Germany during World War II. Unless we want to lose this war, we cannot wait any longer to go to war against these radicals. America may well be fighting this war all alone, but fight them we must.

One thing is certain, we will either fight against these forces now or we will fight against them in the future. If we are ready now, then let’s fight them now. If we are not ready now, then let’s get ourselves ready because they are bringing the battle right to our doorstep.

America must fight Illegal Immigration in order to stop Islamic terrorists from coming into our country. We must stop issuing Student Visa’s which allow people to come into our country and then to go unmonitored. We must fight against all immigration until we can track the people we let come into America.

We also must stop being so laid back about the fact that these Islamic terrorists want to kill us and to take over our nation. We must get them before they get any stronger and get us.

As awful as it may sound, we must go after the Islamic terrorists and we must go after them right now.


 According to spies inside Iran, a laser uranium enrichment program is taking place in Lashkar Ab’ad, 15 miles northwest of Tehran, making it possible to have Nuclear Bombs every quickly.


Alireza Jafarzadeh, who heads the Washington-based Strategic Policy Consulting think tank, urged the International Atomic Energy Agency to immediately send U.N. nuclear inspectors to Lashkar Ab'ad and demand access to all areas, including a new 5,000-square foot hall in a large garden where he said secret laser enrichment activities are being conducted under the guise of a front company called Paya Partov whose board is chaired by Reza Aqazadeh, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.


What Happens When We Do Nothing?


Actor George Clooney and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel told UN officials that within months or even days the 2.5 million displaced people who depend on them would die. The Sudanese government has refused to approve a U.N. force, saying it would violate the country's sovereignty. More than 200,000 people have been killed and over 2 million have fled their homes since 2003 when ethnic African tribes revolted against the Arab-led Khartoum government.


Clooney told the UN: “This will be your legacy, your Rwanda, your Cambodia, your Auschwitz."


"Remember Rwanda?" Wiesel said. "I do. 600,000 to 800,000 human beings were murdered. We knew then as we know now they could have been saved and they were not."


Within months 2,500,000 people will die and we will do nothing except watch football. Not our problem.  It is over there, not here.  Am I my brother’s keeper?