The use of children as suicide bombers has given rise to the phrase "they blow up so fast." While this might be said as a joke, the sad reality is that terrorists are often not above using children in their nefarious schemes. Perhaps even worse is where children have been willing to commit acts of terrorism, as was attempted by a 12-year-old German child. The boy, the son of immigrants from Iraq, allegedly made two attempts to leave bombs in a shopping area in Ludwigshafen, his native town, possibly acting under orders from ISIS.
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