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Nigeria: Muslim families donating children to become jihadi suicide bombers

Some Nigerian families are donating their children to extremist terrorist group Boko Haram to carry out suicide missions against the country’s military…Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman pleaded with local parents to discontinue the practice as the terrorist group continues its deadly insurgency. “It was discovered that most of these hapless minors were donated to the terrorist sect by their heartless and misguided parents and guardians,” Usman said.

Heartless, certainly, but unfortunately these jihad-minded parents are not “misguided.” They are guided by the Islamic jihad doctrine, which holds martyrdom to be the highest calling and honor. The unthinkable act of a family giving over its children to be blown to smithereens in a jihad suicide attack is regarded as such a distinct privilege that even funeral prayers are not conducted, since the jihadi killer is deemed to be alive:

But do not think of those that have been slain in Allah’s cause are dead. Nay, they are alive! With their Sustainer have they their sustenance (Qur’an 3:169).

Not only is a martyred mujahid deemed to be alive and headed for paradisal bliss, but he is also deemed to be escorted by angels as his body is taken away for burial.

Families ‘Donate’ Kids To Jihadis To Become Suicide Bombers”, by Saagar Enjeti, Daily Caller, August 7, 2017:

Some Nigerian families are donating their children to extremist terrorist group Boko Haram to carry out suicide missions against the country’s military, the country’s army said in a statement Saturday.

Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman pleaded with local parents to discontinue the practice as the terrorist group continues its deadly insurgency. “It was discovered that most of these hapless minors were donated to the terrorist sect by their heartless and misguided parents and guardians,” Usman said.

“The acts of these parents and guardians are not only barbaric, but condemnable and unacceptable,” the spokesman added.

Boko Haram has pioneered the use of mostly female suicide bombers in its insurgency against the Nigerian government, frequently kidnapping or cultivating young girls into the practice. At times the group has been known to deploy pregnant women as decoy suicide bombers.

Boko Haram at one point held the moniker of the world’s most deadly terrorist organization, killing nearly 7,000 people in 2015 and became internationally notorious after it abducted nearly 300 young girls from a Nigerian school. The group maintains tenuous connections to the Islamic State, although it traces its roots to an al-Qaida aligned Nigerian Islamist militia…..

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