The Pakistani Taliban's latest child recruit for their suicide bombing operations? A nine-year old girl, kidnapped on her way to school. Fortunately, this one managed to get away.
How odd that this keeps happening, since the Taliban who have crossed over into Afghanistan have denied any efforts to recruit children as suicide bombers, like the 100 kids they were caught-red handed with just last month, after a twelve-year old boy prematurely blew up himself and his Taliban handlers.
It should be noted that the Taliban don't deny recruiting kids as bombers out of any moral conviction along the lines of "We believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way."
No, the Taliban said they didn't favor having young children around because they weren't confident about their ability to keep their elite bearded fighters from raping the kids.
Apparently, just keeping them nearby was enough of a provocation for these lusty fellows:
"It's our policy not to recruit children - in order to prevent vice in our ranks because most Mujahedin are single men and spend a lot of their time away from their homes,...More >>