The Cubs of the Caliphate will be returning home and that’s a big worry for terror experts.
They grew up in a war zone and with a toxic ideology.
Now, counter-terrorism officials fear that the 45,000 ISIS raised children are poised to create bloodshed and mayhem across the West.
Thousands of rootless children are trickling back to their home countries following the obliteration of the death cult’s caliphate.
“This is a ticking time bomb,” EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove said.
According to The Times of London, the spawn of ISIS families are encountering a slew of problems, including being denied education and health care.
These Cubs of the Caliphate are not recognized as citizens because their birth certificates were issued in the crumbled caliphate.
There are fears that the return of an estimated 45,000 children of ISIS could be a ticking time bomb. SCREENGRAB
Brainwashing and brutalizing their children — particularly the boys — was part of Islamic State’s twisted M.O.
Thousands were trained to use guns and explosives. Many have been indoctrinated into ISIS’s vile worldview.
One former cub of the caliphate told how he helped his father decapitate prisoners.
de Kerchove said at a conference in Rome it was important to deradicalize female ISIS recruits as a bandage to stop future attacks in Europe.
The Norwegian Refugee Council reports that there are 45,000 stateless children — and they expect those numbers to spike when 30,000 Iraqis return from refugee camps in Syria.
About 90% are reportedly wives and children marinated in the ISIS ideology.
According to a report last year from King’s College London, 145 of the 850 British citizens who joined ISIS were women.
One expert predicted: “The U.K. will have major problems.”