LONDON: A British recruiter with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is grooming youngsters through secret internet messages featuring kittens with bombs. Omar Hussain has been using an encrypted smartphone app to draw in followers with images of cats paired with terror lectures, the Sunday Times reported. The man recently posted a photo of a kitten curled up inside a suicide explosives belt. Alongside it he wrote, "Come closer and I'll blow the entire house down!" Another picture featured a cat snuggled up against a hand grenade.
Separately Hussain, a former security guard at a supermarket in southeast England, posted a message on hating the 'kuffar', or non-believers. "A Muslim cannot claim to love Islam while simultaneously having no hatred for the kuffar," he claimed.