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Child slaves' making uniforms for Isis:inside Turk sweatshop

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:17 am

Drawing slowly on his cheap cigarettes, 35-year-old Abu Zakour is hardened as he describes how he employs children as young as nine to stitch the uniforms that end up on the backs of frontline ISIS fighters.
The Syrian boys - and a couple of girls hidden upstairs - are paid a minimum of 40 Turkish lira (£10) a day to stitch, cut and measure out the camouflage material and help their older colleagues piece together the uniforms that get smuggled across the border to rebel groups.
‘My kids are in a school run by an NGO,’ he said, speaking exclusively to MailOnline from his office in the Turkish border town of Antakya. ‘These children could go too but their parents want them to earn money.

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Abu Zakour is a simple businessman – not a revolutionary ideologue or an ISIS sympathiser – but he is also seemingly untroubled by the ethics of kitting out ISIS in camouflage, or by hiring children to do it.
His hulking shape and assertive demeanor marks him as a man not to be messed with. He lived under brutal ISIS rule until he managed to escape Raqqa just six months ago.
Originally from Aleppo, the entrepreneur escaped the incessant shelling of the now destroyed city for the relative safety of Raqqa - the de facto Syrian capital of the terror group.
While the city was ruled by fanatics, it provided an escape from the daily bombardment of President Assad's warplanes - until the US-led coalition ramped up bombings on the ISIS nerve centre.
'I had children working with me in Raqqa too. ISIS wanted children going to Shariah schools, but no one sent their children because there was a lot of bombing.
'The first time I was arrested, it was for cigarettes. They found cigarette butts on the floor but just gave me a warning—the second time, they found the ashtray, jailed me three days and gave me 40 lashes. I was arrested a third time, also for smoking...They made a huge problem for people.


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Re: Child slaves' making uniforms for Isis:inside Turk sweat

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:53 pm

Probably the same factory where you make your ELAM t-shirts! :lol:
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Re: Child slaves' making uniforms for Isis:inside Turk sweat

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:31 pm

Get Real! wrote:Probably the same factory where you make your ELAM t-shirts! :lol:


Unlikely. Good Greek boys get their mums to make their clothes! :P


> sorry, yialousa, couldn't resist<
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Re: Child slaves' making uniforms for Isis:inside Turk sweat

Postby Lordo » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:19 pm

this is the way of capitalism i am afraid. you benefit from their misery each and every day.
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