Persian child soldiers in the picture frame

This article will assess the religiosity of the Basij with regards to its use of child soldiers from a bottom up perspective, by discussing its propaganda and recruitment efforts during the homeland-Iraq war.The creation of the Basij, an Iranian paramilitary and reserve force, was called for by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran, in late 1979, as part of his plan to build a “twenty-million-man army”(1).