Islamic State Video Shows ‘Caliphate Cub’ Navigating Obstacle Course Under Live Fire

Cub-compressedA small boy crawling through an obstacle course while seemingly dodging bullets is shown in a video recently released by the Islamic State.

The video clip posted on the Facebook page of an IS militant, Abu Aisha al-Kazakhi, shows a young child clad in military fatigues, struggling to pass under a barb wire obstacle course and shouting “Allah akbar,” or “Allah is the greatest.”

The clip was reportedly taken during one of the training sessions for “the Caliphate Cubs” in a training camp to prepare them as the “next generation” of IS militants. In the video, the child not older than 10 crawls like a commando while live bullets hit the dirt just a few inches around his body. Abu Aisha, in his already deleted Facebook comment, had suggested that the child in the video was his.

Abu Aisha had also posted several other video clips and photographs of his son being trained to fight like an adult IS militant. He also posted on social media about how much he wants to bring up his son to adhere to the practices of Islamic extremism.

Videos with young boys being trained to be the next IS generation have been used as a tool for propaganda. The involvement of young children shows the continuity of the IS mission in the future.

Abu Aisha is only one of the many Russian-speaking IS militants who would dress up their children as fighters as a way of showing devotion to the IS group.

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  • Josey

    Words spoken truthfully and in line with God’s word.

    • Dave_L


  • George Jenkins

    So when this kid is fifteen years old and has had five years of training and tries to sneak up and deliver a suicide bomb and gets shot dead, there will be much liberal anguish and hand wringing because he was “just a kid”.

    • Dave_L

      “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Matthew 5:44)

  • Dave_L

    >”God has never condoned aggravated violence towards others,”

    >>“Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.” (1 Samuel 15:2–3)

    >”but He has never told anyone not to defend those who are being victimized by predators. We should always seek to treat others how we want to be treated, and this includes defending others, intervening when another does harm to them.”

    >>“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matthew 5:39)

    “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Matthew 5:43–44)

    “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.” (Romans 12:17)

    “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.” (Romans 12:19–20)

    “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)