‘…yes, son. It is just like camping except incoming mortars and machine gun fire..’

Extremists in Syria are apparently encouraging jihadis traveling to join them to bring children, intent upon proving they can establish an Islamic caliphate, compete with devout families. In addition to the fighters who sometimes bring their children, teenage girls and young women from Europe and elsewhere have been targeted for jihad and ultimately enlisted to help in babysitting, according to interviews with security officials and families.

spockAre s’mores halal? Or maybe the Big Green Book has rules about not mixing graham crackers with marshmallow … A form of idolatry?

via News from The Associated Press.