Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Twelve-Year-Old Shows Beheading Videos to Classmates

Just lovely. The next generation of extremist recruits at work in the UK.
A 12-year-old white schoolboy is among 120 people being dealt with by police in a new project combating Islamic-inspired violent extremism, it was revealed today.

The child, who has only been identified by the initials BC, was reported by his school in West Yorkshire after he was found circulating video clips of terrorists beheading Westerners.

Sick films were distributed to classmates on their mobile phones, prompting a teacher to march the boy to the local police station.

Police revealed the child arrived in Britain as an asylum seeker in July 2005, and at the age of eight allegedly assisted a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old boy in the forced rape of his sister, although he was never prosecuted.

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison revealed: 'The white child that we are working with has been downloading Jihadist beheading videos and circulating them around school.

'That was bad enough, but he also has an unnatural interest in guns and weapons. He spoke openly of his wish to be a sniper and spoke of his curiosity of what it would be like to kill someone.'

Sir Norman described BC as an 'angelic looking boy' and a police mugshot shown to delegates depicted a fair-haired child so short that his face was barely in the frame of the camera.

'He is at risk of being a violent young man and a threat to society,' the chief constable said.

'He is not a Muslim. He is not driven by ideology - he is too young to spell the word. But he is being influenced and intoxicated by the imagery and appeal of Jihadist and other internet violence.'
Now while him watching the videos in and of itself does not mean he'll become a terrorist, it should be alarming enough for his parents to intervene. The story notes he he has only a single parent (doesn't identify a mother or father), and I'm thinking whoever it is may really be out of touch if this kid help in the rape of a sibling.

Whatever the case, it's time to intervene and try and get through to this kid before it's too late, and that time will soon arrive.

Time to stop mollycoddling these kids and start getting tough with them.

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