ISIS terrorists are likely on the mind of all American preppers, but it appears that the adult fighters should not be our only safety and security concern. ISIS “lion cubs” are young boys killing in the name of the Islamic State. One child executioner was recently featured alongside Abu Sa’ad al-Dāghistāni in a video appearing to execute two Russian intelligence soldiers. Abu Sa’ad al-Dāghistāni was killed during fighting in Kobane, ISIS fighters are now stating on Twitter. Jihadi babies are the focus of an ISIS booklet designed to teach mothers how to raise future Islamic State fighters. Fostering future ISIS fighters to keep the caliphate strong appears to be the primary task assigned to mothers living in the Middle East regions controlled by the group.
Is ISIS powerful and large enough of an army to attack the United States and prompt some type of Red Dawn style scenario? Maybe and maybe not – at least not right at this moment. The danger from the Islamic State for the citizens of the United States exists not in a battery of tanks and rocket launchers, but comes instead from small group and lone wolf attacks which can destroy our way of life in seconds – even if where we live is not directly impacted by such a terrorism attack.
Dr. William Forstchen’s most recent bestselling book, Day of Wrath details in excruciatingly realistic and plausible terms, how high the death toll could become if just a handful of ISIS cells were unleashed on American soil at the same time. For those who have not yet read the life-changing book, the premise of the ISIS attacks are so simple it is terrifying. Hitting us where it would hurt most is the key objective. Schools are the targets of the ISIS cells, and once panic has ensued, first responders are attacked, followed by road killings of petrified parents rushing to grab their children from school. I do not doubt that many parents, preppers or not, at the very least gave some serious thought to homeschooling their children after reading Day of Wrath.
If an ISIS attack, small or large occurred in America, the food delivery trucks would likely stop rolling at least in the short term, making the food supply diminish and long term food storage all that much more important. First responders could be killed in large number or be other overwhelmed – leaving us to fend for ourselves. Family preparedness plans should not skip quickly past the idea of terrorism attacks occurring on our neighborhoods, even if we do not live in or near a major city. The ISIS terrorists in Day of Wrath did not opt for the usual soft targets or evolve around major cities.
Abu Sa’ad al-Dāghistāni was reportedly an ISIS intelligence commander. In the Islamic State video which appears to show an ISIS cub executing two “Russian spies” al-Dāghistāni is shown standing behind the Russian soldiers before the unidentified boy allegedly shot they men in the back of the head. Military and medical are unsure if the ISIS execution video is authentic and note a lack of blood from the gunshots wounds to substantiate their claims.
The approximately 8-minute long ISIS Russian intelligence soldiers execution video begins with an interview of the two men. The Russians admitted to spying on ISIS on behalf of Vladimir Putin and their homeland. Off camera the Russian soldiers tell Abu Sa’ad al-Dāghistāni and the ISIS lion cub that their names are Mamayev Jambulat Yesenajovich and Ashimov Sergey Nikolayavich. The Russians said that they were Kazakh and recruited to gather intelligence about the Islamic State.
Abu Sa’ad al-Dāghistāni, dressed in a camo uniform and the ISIS cub are then shown standing next to the alleged Russian spies – the boy is holding a handgun. When the elder ISIS fighter speaks, he says, “Allah has gifted the Islamic State with these two spies. By Allah’s grace, they are now in the custody of the lions cubs of the Khilafah.”
After appearing to execute the alleged Russian spies, the ISIS lion cub raises his handgun into the air and cheers. ISIS leaders are reportedly using babies to help bolster the ranks is the focus of a new booklet for Islamic State mothers.
ISIS children should be engaged in sports and games, such as darts, so both their aim and fitness levels improve. Camping outings in order to teach outdoor survival skills are also reportedly encouraged by ISIS. When practicing target shooting with toy guns, parents should “make it very clear who their target should be and who their target should not be,” the “Sister’s Role in Jihad” book reportedly instructs.
The “Sister’s Role in Jihad” booklet tells ISIS mothers that the “most important” manner in which they can contribute to the Islamic State caliphate is to indoctrinate children with the militant group’s message from a very young age. “Don’t wait until they are seven to start, for it may be too late by then,” the how to raise jihadi babies booklet reportedly states.
The list of instructions from the “Sister’s Role in Jihad” booklet appeared online on ISIS social media networking accounts. The guidelines in the Islamic State pamphlet have been highlighted by Memri – a group which monitors the activities of ISIS and is currently focusing on the treatment of caliphate children. Memri Executive Director Steven Stalinsky said that in 2015, there will be a “marked increase in the effort to indoctrinate the next generation of fighters.”
Stalinsky also said, “No matter what happens in Iraq and Syria in the near future, the next generation – the children of Baghdadi and grandchildren of bin Laden – have already been brainwashed to hate the West and to strive for jihad and martyrdom.” The ISIS jihadi babies booklet also reportedly states that Islamic State children should not be permitted to watch television because it “mostly teaches shamelessness, anarchy, and random violence.”
The how to raise jihadi babies booklet reportedly instructs mothers to expose young children to jihadist websites with graphic content and to read the youngsters stories about ISIS militants at bedtimes. ISIS youth are reportedly encouraged to play with toy guns at incredibly young ages. In October, posts to Twitter by alleged ISIS jihadists showcased photos of “ISIS cubs” as they graduated from the “School of Jihad.” According to Memri, the Islamic State wants folks in the West to know that the jihadi babies indoctrination is occurring.
“They [children] have been trained on the battlefield and know how to create bombs and suicide belts and to behead and crucify the innocent. This is something we must be prepared for and understand,” Stalinsky concluded.
Do you think ISIS “lion cubs” and “jihadi babies” pose a threat to America? What are your best prepping for terror cells or lone wolf attacks tips?