Magazine Teaches Kids to Make “Easy” Molotov Cocktail
A popular Tunisian kid’s magazine just released a simple how-to guide for creating a homemade Molotov cocktail.
The magazine “Qawz Quzah” meaning “rainbow” in Arabic is read by kids from ages 5-15.
“(A Molotov cocktail) is an improvised weapon that is often used in riots and acts of sabotage because it is easy to make and use,” the article stated, as it gives specific step-by-step instructions on how to create the explosive device.
The publication is released at the wake of a violent revolution that led to a new transitional government for Tunisia. With continuous violence and a precarious situation, the government announced that the publishers of Qawz Quzah will be prosecuted for the article.
“No one knows why such an article was published. It is a kids’ magazine, so I don’t think there are political intentions behind it,” explained Rabii Kalbous from Tunisia Live. “I don’t believe the government is really aware of the impact these things have on children, especially if they are regular readers of the magazine.”
The Ministry for Women and Family Affairs has released a statement accusing the article for “encouraging the use of Molotov cocktails in acts of vandalism or terrorism.”
The magazine has since apologized for the article and have dubbed it a “professional mistake.”