Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Children as bombs...

A 12 year old boy, indoctrinated in the ways of extreme islamic fundamentalism by the Taliban, has blown himself up in Afghanistan killing four people. This is in no way a new thing, with respect to the Taliban using children to do their dirty work. Another 12 year old dressed in school uniform blew himself up earlier this year in February as he walked past a group of army recruits killing 31 of them.

Here's a news story on a 6 year old boy who the Taliban tried to trick into becoming a suicide bomber to kill American soldiers, telling they young boy that flowers would spray out of a vest he would wear once he pressed a button... Children have even been bought by the Taliban for use as bombs.

On top of this, countless children have been trained by the Taliban, forced to fight and undoubtedly died in the war in Afghanistan.

Is there no point at which these fundamentalists reflect and think "maybe we're going too far...?". It seems like the answer is and will always be a loudly shouted "NO!", and any means necessary will be employed by these people in the name of their faith and divine right to the world.

Further reading:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/jun/23/afghanistan.uknews4
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/afghanistan/2010-09-12-child-soldiers-afghanistan_N.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_suicide_bombers_in_the_Israeli–Palestinian_conflict

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