How to spot a “toddler terrorist”


Toddler terrorist wearing explosive nappy, potential stink bomb

The Independent on Sunday (January 4th 2015) has reported that,

“Nursery staff will be forced to report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists under plans drawn up by the Home Office.

It is part of the department’s consultation over ways to enhance its anti-terrorism strategy, Prevent.”

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I was “inspired” (pardon to pun) to write a short poem dedicated to all those involved in this new War On Toddlers…


How to spot a toddler terrorist


When your baby wants to give bayah

Its difficult to know what to do

If you’ve spawned a radicalized rascal

Prevent will come looking for you

Terrorist toddlers are tiresome

Give ISIS a run for their money

Single minded, obstreperous, fearless

Your child is a right little sonny

His favourite film is Four Lions

Doodles look like a black flag

Growing his hair past his shoulders

Hiding strange things in a bag

He’d rather go Nusra than nursery

Is training his mates how to fight

Eats jihadi pancakes for dinner

“Kafir” is his favourite sound bite

Developed a liking for kittens

Is studying a map of Iraq

T- shirt he wears says “Al Qaeda”

Granny is starting to crack

He’s reading the Anarchist Cookbook

Trading in SIM cards with others

Making a martyrdom video

Distressing the middle-class mothers

If only this kid could be “normal”

Perhaps they should try for another

Things didn’t go quite as expected

He now has a Taliban brother!


Carol Anne Grayson  (2015)



Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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1 Response to How to spot a “toddler terrorist”

  1. 19noonbaker says:

    haha love this Carol… the only thing we can do to get through this all if to find a way to laugh it off..this is great !

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