CRI Update: 5-year-old children trained with assault rifles at al-Qaeda camp, Syran refugee girls exploited for marriage, and more...
Nov 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Daily Mail Online
In newly discovered footage of an al-Qaeda terror camp near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, children as young as five years old are shown being trained to kill with pistols and AK-47 assault rifles. The material was posted on an underground al-Qaeda website and issued by the Turkistan Islamic Party, which trains fighters to assist the Afghanistani Taliban.
Israel National News
Designated terrorist group Hamas launched one of its recent rocket attacks against Israel at the specific time that Israeli children depart from school. There has been no confirmation that the attack was indeed timed to intentionally target children, but Israelis have voiced that the missiles were fired at exactly the time that many children were out in the open.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)
A new aspect of the Syrian humanitarian crisis has come to light: a phenomenon called "protection marriage," which involves Arab Muslim men marrying female Syrian refugees aged 12-16 under the pretext of saving them from refugee camps, protecting their honor, and assisting the Syrian revolution. These marriages have often resulted in rape and prostitution, as men from different Arab countries bargain for Syrian women on the internet.
Philippine Information Agency
Family welfare advocates are promoting an Anti-Corporal Punishment Bill that prohibits the corporal or physical punishment of children in homes, schools, and all other institutional settings. The legislation is part of a broader movement to protect children's rights in the Philippines.