Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday released a new propaganda video calling on youngsters and elderly Muslims to join its ranks and back its cause against the western coalition.
The ISIS-linked Wilayat al-Khayr media center in Deir ez-Zor [in Syria’s east] released a propaganda film under the banner “Youngsters and Elderly”, showing two ISIS membersــ a youngster and an elderly manــ sending messages to the Muslims all over the world, inciting them to join the radical group, including young and elderly men.
In broken Arabic, an old man ــwho seems to be Moroccan nationalــ narrates his journey to Syria in order to join fighting there, as the commentator indicates on the tape that jihad is a must on adults and youngsters alike ــderived from the Quranic verse “Be prepared as youngsters and elderly”. He vowed that the American warplanes would never scare “the soldiers of the Caliphate”.
Then a 14-year-old boy appears saying he joined ISIS ranks at the fighting front of the Deir ez-Zor’s airbase and he chose to be a suicidal member in the group’s ranks as he has already registered his name, and his turn came by now to carry out a jihadi operation.
Observers believe that the group has received painful blows during the past few months, in both Iraq and Syria .ISIS tries to compensate its losses through releasing new propaganda videos in a bid to recruit as many people as possible.