'Give me the child for the first seven years and I will give you the man.' - Jesuit maxim
Over the last five years around 9,000 Syrian minors have entered Britain under the 'Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme' and the 'Vulnerable Children Scheme'.
As of next year they'll be eligible to apply for British citizenship.
Naturally, left-liberal activists are pushing for tens of thousands more.
Never mind the cost of long-distance relocation (most could be helped close to home) or the risk of importing children and teens steeped in ISIS terror ideology.
The risk is real:
Children born to wives and fighters of the crumpled ISIS caliphate who are now left to fend for themselves in wretched refugee camps throughout Syria are being radicalized at increasingly younger ages, an ominous trend that's emerged as the newest front in the ongoing battle to stop terror from taking root in new generations.
At the al-Hol camp in Syria's northeast Rojava region, the problem is on full display.
'We will stand on the heads of the apostates and crush them one by one. By the will of Allah, Islamic State caliphate remains,' five young boys and one little girl chant confidently with fingers waving, an ISIS signature, from inside a tent purportedly at al-Hol.
These children are surrounded by ex-terrorists and caliphate widows who openly boast of raising the next generation of 'ISIS cubs', as featured in newly released ISIS propaganda posters:
ISIS kids are not our responsibility, moreover bringing them to Britain could put our own children in terrible future danger.
They must stay where they belong, in the Middle East.