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Forgotten boys are forged into suicide bombers in 'Horses of God'
Forgotten boys are forged into suicide bombers in 'Horses of God'

In a slum where soccer balls skitter and poverty is deep, coaxing voices lead young men and boys to terror. Talk of God turns to incantations on holy war and the youths, who have been promised martyrdom and paradise, slip on backpacks of crude explosives and march toward the glare of the corrupt city. "Horses of God," a film by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch, is set amid the welter of metal shops and clattering houses at the edge of Casablanca. It is a parallel world of stinging dust and compressed rage, where boys, whose dreams and dignity vanish before they're men, turn into malleable recruits for extremists holding the Koran in one hand and fused gunpowder in the other....

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