Kidnapped Boys Brainwashed by Taliban to Hate and Kill

August 5, 2009

(ChattahBox)— CNN was recently permitted to meet with a group of boys who were kidnapped by Taliban militants and trained as suicide bombers. Recently liberated by the Pakistani army, the boys’ dead eyes and chillingly blank expressions, as they talk about waging jihad against enemies of Islam, paints a stark picture of the horror of stolen childhoods.

There is perhaps no greater evil than teaching innocent children how to hate, kill and lose all hope for their futures. The rescued boys stay in an army base in the rugged mountains of Swat Valley, as a psychiatrist attempts to treat the boys’ trauma, with the hope of someday reintegrating the children back into normal society with their families.

The psychiatrist, Dr. Fareeha Peracha refers to some of the boys, as “psychotic,” “psychopathic” and “depressed.” But they all share one common trait; they have been brainwashed to hate, kill and wage jihad against the Pakistani army. At least two of the boys in Dr Peracha’s care would kill without “a thought”

These young boys were trained to use suicide bomber’s vests and to kill with Kalashnikov rifles. Many of the boys may be too far gone to be rehabilitated.

The boys say there are others like them in custody of the Taliban, who may at this very moment, be wound up like toy soldiers of death and destruction and set on a path to kill innocent people, as well as themselves.



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