The way in which disaffected youth become radicalised into jihadi terrorism is a red-hot political topic. Rightly, governments the world over are ploughing funds into de-radicalisation projects. A large tranche of anti-terrorism activity focuses on shutting down verteran preachers of hate and stopping them spreading their extreme messages.
However, according to today's Daily Mail, there is a new breed of recruiter roaming the streets, until now under the radar: tiny French children.
The Mail reports that eagle-eyed French cops recently arrested a three-year-old boy as a suspected terrorist. The boy, only identified as 'Daniel,' and his dad were pulled over on the way home from a trip to leisure centre (dodge), taken to the station and spilt up - presumedly to see if their stories matched.
Like any well-trained jihadi, Daniel didn't say shit, and got out of lock-up in two hours flat. He stuck to the manual; act babyish and cry lots but don't give up names. Amazingly, even local social services bought the acting job hook, line and sinker:
‘He can’t sleep and he’s crying constantly. He’s a terrified little boy. The whole thing has been an absolute nightmare for him,’ bleated a liberal softie.
Keep your eyes peeled peeps - we'll never win this war on terror unless we suspect absolutely everyone, man, woman AND child.
Via The Daily Mail