Here in the U.S. we are proud of our children when they graduate from school. It means that they have an increased chance of a full, happy and prosperous life.
Graduation classes of the jihadist culture, however, are quite a different story, as the article below demonstrates.
The bottom line? The jihadist culture is one that values death over life. Therefore, it has no problem training children for suicide attacks. In fact, in their eyes it is something of which to be proud.
This is a culture that is fully committed -- at all ages -- to the destruction of Israel and the West.
13,000 teens complete Hamas training camps to emulate 'suicide martyrs'
By Elhanan Miller
Some 13,000 students in grades 10-12 participated in the one-week training camps this year, compared to 5,000 last year when the program was launched, Israeli sources with knowledge of the program said.
The corps of instructors consists mainly of active members of Hamas's security forces, and the curriculum includes weapons training, first aid, self defense, marching exercises and "security awareness" classes on identifying Israeli spies.
"Beware this generation," [Hamas Prime Minister Ismail] Haniyeh said, addressing Israel. "This is a generation which knows no fear. It is the generation of the missile, the tunnel and the suicide operations."
The Hamas prime minister added that female trainers are also on staff "to oversee the training of the young women to follow in the footsteps of the female suicide operatives." (Read the full article.)
Elhanan Miller is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel
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