The camp trains some 200 children (boys and a few girls ages 6 to 18) about a dozen of whom live in the barracks full time, several having dropped out of school. Here they learn to use firearms, practice hand-to-hand combat, and are taught Palestinian nationalist ideology. In these photos, blindfolded young fighters disassemble and re-assemble assault rifles (above), and make presentations about the specifications and capabilities of various common weapons, including rocket propelled grenades (below) [I didn’t reproduce the pictures – follow the link to see them. CiJ].
The two phases in the development of a Hizballah fighter are like Boy Scouts and Boot Camp. During the first phase, Hizballah recruiters keep an eye out for young Shia Muslim students in both Hizballah-run schools and the national school system. They look for energetic kids, violent kids, and smart kids, from the age of seven into the late teens, and begin taking them on field trips and workshops where they are given a through ideological indoctrination, and then as they get older, a brief introduction to the AK-47 assault rifle.
Two important themes stick out: from the beginning, the training stresses the path to martyrdom, which is achieved through honesty, prayer, and combat. And from the start, Hizballah organizes its child recruits into the basic cellular structure of the organization.
I got done reading a great post by Yid With Lid a little while ago, called Muhammed Was Meshugga. An excellent read on the history of Jew hatred among muslims, starting with ol’ Mo’ himself, going down through the ages.
This fits with what I’ve already learned, including reading passages in the Quran, that instruct muslims to slaughter the Jews. For people who buy into the mistaken idea that the ‘conflict’ is only related to the Jews moving back into the area they have occupied for 3,000 years, should take a look at some facts. Combine those facts with the instructions in the Quran, you might learn a few things, and maybe (hopefully) adjust your view of the world.
BTW, Elder of Ziyon came across some pictures of Jerusalem, ca 1901. Hint: the ‘Third Holiest Place In Islam’? Looks kinda deserted to me. I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.
There’s much more to the story at Time, and Carl, as usual, has excellent insight on the subject. Read both the story and Carl’s take, and learn. Remember.