An Isis propaganda video released on Friday has shown five children participating in an execution attempt on kneeling captives.
One of the five boys has been determined to be from Britain.
The other executioners, who are all of similar ages, are Egyptian, Kurdish, Tunisian and Uzbek, according to captions of the video shot in Syria’s Raqqa province.
The nine-minute video shows the shooting of prisoners identified as “atheist Kurds”.
At least 12 child killers have appeared in Isis propaganda videos. One British boy, Isa Dare, the young son of jihadi bride Grace “Khadijah” Dare from London, appeared in a video in January saying that jihadists will “kill the kuffar” (unbelievers).
This is clearly something orchestrated to up the ante, because throwing people off buildings, burning or beheading them no longer makes the front page.
What is worrying is where they go after this. Better not speculate.