Radical Islam uses children as murderers

How about sending someone’s ten year old daughter in, wearing an explosive vest, to kill others?

A bomb worn by a girl aged about 10 exploded in a busy market place in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday (Sunday NZT), killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said.

“The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more than 10 years old,” a police source said.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Sunni Muslim militant group Boko Haram, and is often hit by bomb attacks.

A Nigerian security source said the bomb went off at 12.15 p.m. (12.15am NZT). The bodies of at least 16 bomb victims were counted in one hospital by mid-afternoon, civilian joint task force member Zakariya Mohammed told Reuters.

“Right now, there are 27 injured people in Borno Medical Hospital, while more were taken to other hospitals,” he said.

The northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are bearing the brunt of a five-year-old insurgency by the Boko Haram, which wants to revive a medieval caliphate in Nigeria – Africa’s most populous country and its biggest energy producer.

Last year more than 10,000 people died in the bloodshed.

The numbers are so staggering, the location so foreign to us, they don’t even register anymore.

But one thing does register with me.  Any religion that sends 10 year olds in to blow themselves up can not be a religion of peace.   What misguided hatred and sickening doctrine must be in the hearts of this child’s parents?

Mother of a different child suicide bomber, from 2011

Mother of a different child suicide bomber, from 2011


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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