As sad as this is from one perspective, it may actually be a blessing in disguise.
According to the story, the boy’s mother also wanted her son to grow up to be a terrorist. However, when she was out the child came across an hand grenade and while playing with it, the grenade exploded, killing him and severely injuring his brother on account of the shrapnel discharged:
A 3-year-old Swedish boy who was being groomed by his radicalized mother to be a part of the next generation of Islamic State jihadis has died after he accidentally blew himself up with a hand grenade in Syria.
According to the Swedish news outlet SVT, the unnamed boy and his older siblings were taken from western Sweden to an area of Syria controlled by IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) by their mother when the now-slain boy was just 2 years old.
The mother reportedly said she wanted her sons to grow up to be IS militants before one was killed after he found a grenade in the family’s home and began playing with it. As the boy played with the grenade he reportedly tripped, which caused an explosion that led to his death.
One of the boy’s older brothers was also injured by the shrapnel in the explosion and watched his brother die.
Who knows what would have happened to this boy if he grew up in this environment? However, since the boy was below the age of reason, we might look at this perhaps as a mercy from God, who spared this child damnation on account of the evil things his mother would have taught him, and perhaps also saving his brother too by seeing what happened to him.
And as always, do pray for these families, even though they may be our enemies.