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The New Barbarians: Training Children to Kill

Reviewed by: Douglas Downs

Moral Rating: Excellent
but with disturbing images
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Adults Older Teens
Genre: Documentary
Length: 1 hr. 3 min.
Year of Release: 2003
USA Release:
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Featuring Caryl Matrisciana
Director Caryl Matrisciana
Distributor Jeremiah Films

We are all still processing the impact of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is difficult to grasp how so many people can be manipulated and held in the grip of a leader like Sadam. Why are some Muslims so passionate that they can create a national tragedy like September 11?

Caryl Matrisciana explores the hard-hitting questions that we often choose to ignore. I was introduced to Caryl’s journalistic skills when I reviewed the video Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged. She was the Creative Director at Jeremiah Films for 21 years. Now Ms. Matrisciana is branching out on her own.

This film maker, author and world renowned authority on cult dynamics and world religions makes her debut with “The New Barbarians: Training Children to Kill.” This documentary is a fast-paced, shocking, disturbing and informative video filled with dramatic images off official Palestinian Authority television. This footage contains frightening parallels between the current Jihad movement and the atrocities of Hitler.

She has uncovered how an entire generation of children are being trained for violence, hatred and martyrdom, and taught to conquer territory for Islam and call “infidels” to Allah.

This video answers several tough questions like:

  1. Why are children being trained as human suicide bombs in Israel?

  2. What is the Arab/Israeli conflict in the Middle East about?

  3. What does Islam teach?

  4. What is Jihad (Holy War) and why is it dangerous?

  5. How does the presence of Islam in America affect the American way of life?

  6. Why does Islam pose a problem for Christians and Jews?

  7. What can we do about the growing threat of Islam worldwide?

This is not an easy film to watch. The raw film footage of indoctrination is nothing short of shocking. There are visuals that show what 10,000 Arab children are taught each year in a summer camp. This camp teaches them how to load machine guns, handle ammunition, throw stones to kill, hijack cars and slit the throats of those who don’t believe as they do. You will see young boys taught to be suicide bombs for the purpose of killing Jews.

I do believe that it is necessary for people to be informed on what is taking place and taught by leaders like Yassar Arafat and the PLO. This film will help you to understand Israel’s predicament and why the persecution of Jews, Christians and Americans is increasing worldwide.

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive—A very insightful, and eye-opening look at the muslim faith, particularly, their brainwashing of arab youths. If this doesn’t wake you up to what’s going on in the middle east, nothing will.
My Ratings: [Excellent!/3]
G. Robertson, age 36