Teenage Would-Be Suicide Bomber: ISIS Promised Me I ‘Would Go Straight to Heaven’

BBCBAGHDAD — A teenage would-be suicide bomber who was arrested by Iraqi police recently told reporters that ISIS, which also identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, told him that if he carried out a suicide mission, he “would go straight to Heaven.”

The 17-year-old boy told the BBC that members of ISIS showed him how to wear an explosive vest, and how to hold his thumb on the trigger.

“They promised me I’d go straight to Heaven,” he explained.

The teenager said that many of those recruited to join ISIS are youth.

“The majority of recruits are like me, or younger,” he stated. “14, 15, 16 or 17, like me.”

“And you were fully prepared to kill women and children, as well as men?” asked BBC reporter John Simpson.

“Yes, sir,” the boy replied, his eyes then filling with tears.

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“Why are you crying?” Simpson asked.

“Because I am so sorry for this,” the teen answered.

“You are ashamed of what you were going to do?” Simpson inquired.

“Yes, sir,” the boy replied.

As previously reported, VICE News released a video last year showing that ISIS was grooming children to fight jihad for Allah in order to build the Islamic State.

The video is a segment from a five-part series on “The Battle for Iraq” and features interviews with Islamic fighters and others about their desire to establish a Muslim caliphate in Iraq and Syria—and in the United States of America.

“What do you want to be? A jihadist or to execute a martyrdom operation?” Abdullah Al-Belgian of Belgium asks his young son Abdullah. “A jihadist,” he answers.

“Who do you fight with?” filmmaker Medyan Dairieh asks another child featured in the documentary. “The Islamic State,” the boy answers. “Where are you going after Ramadan?” Dairieh inquires. “To the camp … to have training,” the child replies. “What are you going to do after?” Dairieh asks. “Fight the Russians [and] Americans. The infidels,” the boy states.

One man explains that children are trained in Islam and Muslim warfare in various camps until they are old enough to join the jihad fighters.

“Those under 15 go to Sharia camp to learn about their creed and religion. Those over 16, they can attend the military camp,” he outlines. “Those who are over 16 and were previously enrolled in the camp can participate in military operations.”


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  • Addison Blakemore

    I have seen many ‘christians’ talking about militias and war against islam, but how many have been in their prayer closets crying out with all their heart for the souls of these poor young people who are being sold a bunch of lies. For the sake of a few evil men we would take up arms against confused boys? And then call ourselves Christians? Would Jesus take up a gun to shoot His enemies? or would He use every breath to urge them to repentance and truth?

    • Angel Jabbins

      I agree 100%! Great comment.

      • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

        Jesus isn’t coming back to preach she is deluded and w/o scriptural support.

    • Harry Oh!

      Ever hear of the Flood.

      • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

        ever hear of the Day of The Lord full of wrath and destruction ?
        She seems to think he is coming back to preach ?

      • Addison Blakemore

        Yes, the flood was where God poured ‘His’ wrath out on evil men. You see, when the perfectly Holy is confronted with evil the natural response to that evil is wrath. But when evil confronts evil and wants to wipe it out, that is just evil being evil. Here is an interesting verse for you, tell me what you think 🙂 John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

    • Koffa0319

      Hmmm! Food for thought.

      • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

        yeah a bowl of fantasy cherries.

        • Addison Blakemore

          1 John 4:19-21

          • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

            I don’t hate anyone I oppose the sins iniquities transgressions and abominations of others against their brothers and God , but I don’t hate anyone …..but I think good people, the word of God and the evil that oppresses and persecutes them should be defended against.

          • SoundMind

            Me, too, SMG! I said as much in a couple replies above.

    • OldArkie

      The Christians that goes into their prayer closet do not brag about it, so you will not hear this from the true Christians. They will abide by the Word.

      Mt 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

      Mt 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

      • Addison Blakemore

        I’m not asking anyone to brag about their prayer life, I’m asking them to search their souls, to ask themselves if they are more given to seeking the lost than to destroying them?

        • SoundMind

          ISIS-ISIL doctrine instructs Muslim followers to remove the limbs and heads of those who refuse to convert to Islam. Islamic extremists have more than once loudly threatened Americans that they will be coming to America to do just this. They mentioned New York City, for instance.

          Now, when you observe them marching down your street, swinging their swords leaving rolling heads in their wake, would you prepare them a picnic lunch and spread a blanket for them to sit down with you so you can talk things over in a peaceful manner?

          There is a time for war and a time for peace. Pray for them if you feel constrained to do so, but keep your powder dry.

    • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

      what would Jesus do ?…….Keep reading your book……you haven’t reached the part where he destroys all the antichrists……you are missing his message , he makes no bones about saying believe in me or you will cease to exist!

      2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

      2Th 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

      2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

      2Th 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

      Does Jesus hate false doctrines ?

      Rev 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

      Rev 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

      what will Jesus do to antichrists and those who deny him in fear ……?

      Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

      Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

      Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

      Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

      there’s a lot of Christians who are just not reading their scriptures at all and Jesus said if you love me you will keep my word …..

      How you going to keep his word if you don’t even know it ?

      How you going to keep his word and go around misrepresenting it claiming he is only the way you imagine from few verses or some preacher ticled your ears in to believing ……You can’t trust anyone else you have to read the scriptures for yourself and not pick and choose your fantasy bowl of cherries…..

      Isa 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

      Isa 63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

      Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

      Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

      Isa 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

      Isa 63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

      2K YEARS AGO THE JEWS WERE LOOKING FOR THE LION OF JUDAH
      AND THEY GOT THE LAMB OF SUFFERING AND SALVATION , 2K YEARS LATER ALL THESE FEEL GOOD CHRISTIANS ARE LOOKING FOR THE LAMB OF SUFFERIG AND SALVATION AND THEY WILL GET THE LION OF JUDAH!
      Read your scriptures people and stop with all the delusions.

      • Addison Blakemore

        We can both agree that Jesus will be coming with a sword, read Jeremiah 25, the wrath of God will be terrifying and more. But that belongs to God, there are no scriptures that tell a born again Christian who is filled with the Holy Spirit to take up arms against his enemies.
        The Bible is a dangerous book, you can use it to support many strange doctrines, but that can only be done when you seize the Bible and force it to say what you want it to. You must submit to it and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to you, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble, when you scream scriptures at others in the heat of an argument I can only assure you of this, God is not in it.

        • OldArkie

          Its kind of strange in a way to us humans, I suppose most of us have very much prejudices built into us from worldly teachings, and or pride, that Jesus won victory for us by dying on the Cross. It seems most humans thinks victory comes to us by living & killing, seeking vengeance from all of our enemies.

          • Addison Blakemore

            God bless your heart of flesh.

        • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

          I’m not screaming but whether someone screams it or not it doesn’t change Gods word he means what he says……people may fail to present it perfectly all the time but it doesn’t change the perfectness of his word.

    • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

      your still thinking it’s going to be like his first coming …….he gave us the Gospel to do your last question until his return , the second coming he isn’t going to be preaching……what comes from his mouth will be a sword of destruction.

      Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

      Rev_19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

      Isa_11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

      Rev_2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

    • menunu

      So what are you suggesting? Let them continue killing people whenever they feel like it? That’s a really stupid idea. They are killing Christians, Jews, Muslims and anyone else that doesnt agree with their form of extremism! Sounds like you think they shld just keep doing their thing.

      • Addison Blakemore

        Is God in trouble? Does God need our help? Or could God turn them on one another as He did Israel’s enemies so that they killed themselves to the last man in one hour? God doesn’t need us to fight for Him, God needs us to be obedient, to go into all the world and preach the gospel and when the muslims see us preaching the love of Jesus Christ in the face of such brutality, it will be a witness that will glorify our Lord forever and ever. This isn’t about us or our flesh, it’s about bringing glory to Jesus Christ. You need to look into the story about the two Moravian missionary boys who sold themselves into slavery so that they could share the gospel. While leaving their families behind forever one of the boys was heard calling out these words; ‘worthy is the Lamb to receive the reward of His suffering’. Dear God! May some of us care about Jesus still today.

    • bowie1

      However, when he returns, he will come as a judge for the evildoers, not as a saviour.

      • Addison Blakemore

        He will come as Savior for the sheep and as Judge for the goats. But how do we know that we are indeed His sheep. It is not what we believe or what building we attend, are we born again? have we had our heart of stone taken from us and has it been replaced with a heart of flesh? Do we not walk after the things of the flesh but rather the things of the spirit? Those who are born again can never die, they care nothing for the flesh, knowing that when it falls away they are forever released into glory with their Lord, and to be a martyr is the greatest honor any Christian could be given in this age.

    • Els

      It’s not that simple! Yes, it is true that Christians should be praying more, BUT, there is nothing evil in seeking to defend yourself against evil men who are butchering children, crucifying, raping etc..

      • Addison Blakemore

        these passages of scripture teach us to turn the other cheek, Matthew 5:38-40, Luke 6:27-29, 1 Peter 3:9, Romans 12:7. Christianity is not a man made religion, a true Christian who is born again is not afraid to die and to die as a martyr is the highest honor. If you want to please the Lord Jesus then show that you have a heart of flesh by forgiving and loving your enemies. This witness will speak very loud to the world and will glorify Jesus as well.

        • Els

          It’s not just about dying as a martyr. It’s about defending those who are too weak to defend themselves. At present Isis is using intellectually disabled children to strap bombs onto and using their blood for transfusion, cutting in half little children etc.The evil is unfathomable! There is a time when all civilised societies have to fight evil. Otherwise your country may have been taken over by Hilter or the Japanese in the 2nd World War.

    • SoundMind

      JESUS MOST CERTAINLY would uphold actions against others to protect one’s family and goods. See Matthew_12:29 and Mark_3:27 where Jesus relates how an enemy entering someone’s home must first bind the strong man because, if they didn’t, surely the man would act against them. Followers of Jesus are most assuredly not expected to be doormats in the face of evil.

  • Josey

    They lied to you! John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

  • Delvol

    You got lied to, pal. Now I strongly recommend dumping the Koran and develop a relationship with true God, Jesus of Nazareth.

  • timetorun

    isis is no different than the nazis who used and manipulated an entire generation of young people to destroy 60 million humans.