Images last week from an ISIS video appearing to show a child executing a hostage were horrific. The very idea of the “cubs of the caliphate,” as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria dubs them, is stomach-churning.
But ISIS is far from the first or only group to treat children in such a wretched way. There are tens of thousands of child soldiers under age 18 around the world, from South America to Africa to Southeast Asia to recent conflicts in the Balkans. The Kony2012 video that went viral, for example, featured children in the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda.… Seguir leyendo »