ISIL has been kidnapping, torturing and abusing children in a bid to raise them as loyal child soldiers. Meanwhile, in the US, gun violence continues to spread.
ISIL has crucified two teenage boys in Syria for not fasting in Ramadan. Reports say that ISIL militants have abducted more than 1,200 children from Iraqi cities. ISIL uses children militarily, as soldiers, and economically, as ransom. Young children are forced by ISIL to train to commit acts of terror.
In the US, the Charleston City Council has banned protests against the terror attack in a church that saw a young white man shoot and kill nine black worshippers. Experts say the killer, 21-year old Dylann Roof, was motivated by political racism.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, police have shot an unarmed man in the head and, rather disturbingly, have then proceeded to handcuff him. US police have been widely condemned for having killed over 500 people in the past six months alone.