Please stop amplifying and implementing ISIS’ agenda and propaganda.
Do you realize a headline like this is what they hope for?
Remarkably irresponsible, and horrific way to treat a 10 year old without agency who needs help as well.
He was 5.
A 5 year old does not have agency.
Stop operating off knee-jerk emotional reactions, be logical, and think rationally as well as strategically.
You’re helping them and you don’t even know it.
"That 5 year girl raped by her father had the agency to say no. She's responsible because she knew better."
Because that's what you're saying.
"A 5 year girl raped by her father has the agency to say no. She's responsible."
That's exactly what you're saying, and it should make you extremely uncomfortable.
True obscenity: when an enemy weaponizes your own unrecognized bigotry against you--and you help them. academia.edu/37563652/2018.…
It also reveals a glaring double standard, on which ISIS relies to further spread an outsized image of threat projection.
And in "our" fetishization of the first half of the organization’s name (“Islamic”), we forget the MORE CRITICAL component: “State.”
10 years old does NOT that point in neurological maturation.
I've addressed the double-standard before, and how it assists #ISIS propaganda and strategy before. I'll link in the next Tweet.
This view results from the group's deliberate strategic calculus, and the success of a stunningly effective propaganda campaign.
And. We. Are. Helping.
I have never seen child soldiers demonized to the degree that are children born in, or forcibly brought to, #ISIS territory.
And it has long-term implications.
You know why #ISIS forces kids to witness and commit atrocities -- and spreads those films?
To make reintegration efforts impossible and to make society reject CHILDREN as beyond salvation.
To eliminate the Grayzone.
Here, I only address active sympathizers - NOT 5 year olds.
Get ready for the next generation of the Caliphate, and know it exists because YOU helped build it.
Read that one again, and this one: "Baghdadi Died, but the U.S. War on Terror Will Go on Forever."
How unethical would you find it - knowing those kids would be easy to identify, and likely targeted, for the ideological trauma carried out through the sins of an abusive father?
You need to examine precisely why that disjuncture between who you view as "human" exists.
1) "Anonymous" adults scare you because...they could be anywhere and anyone.
2) They want you to recognize those children -- so they can never, ever "go home."
I'll add a few screen grabs here, and finish later.
Children are always in focus, right in the foreground.
Here's one screen grab from the same 2014 video of Friday prayers. Focus on this camera angle's portrayal of adults, because the next one is...quite different.
For the entirety of this 20 minute+ propaganda film, children constitute the central visual element.
You need to ask yourself why.
But I've had more than enough of ISIS (and their unaware, bigoted Western accomplices). I have other work to do now.
Helping the enemy by letting #ISIS weaponize your own unrecognized bigotry - and use it against you.
Hang on to, and fight for, the Grayzone.
But not those of ISIS children traumatized and brutalized by the parents who brought them--without consent--to be raised in ISIS-held territory.
That discrepancy should give you pause.
"I feel so sorry for this child...he's past any kind of help."
Scroll back to the top of my thread: "No going back."
1) the efficacy of ISIS propaganda
2) media complicity in spreading ISIS' messages and gaining the group Western recruits.
All without those recruits realizing they're ISIS pawns and unwitting co-conspirators in grayzone elimination.
Or, stated differently: the embrace of genocide.