Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists are selling children as sex slaves, murdering children by crucifixion, and burying children alive, reported the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child watchdog committee on Wednesday.
“The scope of the problem is huge,” said UN committee expert Renate Winter. “We have had reports of children, especially children who are mentally challenged, who have been used as suicide bombers, most probably without them even understanding.”
Christian children and those of the Yazidi sect are common targets for brutality.
The UN’s Iraq review was the first since 1998. The report condemned “the systematic killing of children belonging to religious and ethnic minorities by the so-called ISIL [also known as Islamic State or ISIS], including several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.”
The UN report comes one day after the release of a video of Islamic State terrorists immolating a live Jordanian pilot inside a cage.