Al-Qaida actively recruits children to be suicide bombers by having its loyalists hang out at mosques and Islamic schools and offering books, flyers and magazines and occasionally money, but they have found that Islam is the biggest incentive to convince youth to blow up themselves and kill others, according to a federal document.

“Juveniles as young as 14 years of age are used for martyrdom operations,” the document, obtained by Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act request, stated. “Juveniles are more willing to martyr themselves due to their lack of reasoning on taking innocent lives.”

The documents come from the Department of Defense’s Defense Intelligence Agency and were in response to a request for records relating to children as intended targets of terrorism and the terror threat against children.

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