New Generation

Al Qaeda to Recruit With Cartoon

Al Qaeda is reportedly planning to create an animated film to recruit children to the terrorist group, one of its affiliates said Wednesday. Scenes from the proposed “Disney-like” film would show young boys participating in raids, killings, and terror plots—the latest attempt of the group to use multimedia to recruit new members. But a former jihadist warned that the move could backfire, since families may be angry that al Qaeda is so blatantly trying to recruit children. The cartoon is being proposed by al Qaeda in Yemen, a growing faction in the terrorist network.