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Disgusting. Absolutely Disgusting.

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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STORY

An Australian newspaper on Monday published a photograph of a child it said was the son of an Australian convicted terrorist holding aloft the severed head of a Syrian soldier.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio that the photograph was further evidence of "just how barbaric" the Islamic State group is.

The Australian newspaper reported that the photograph of terrorist Khaled Sharrouf's son, who was raised in Sydney, was posted on Twitter by his proud father.

"That's my boy!" Sharrouf apparently posted beneath the image that was taken in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the capital of what has been declared that an Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State, the newspaper reported.

The child, who is not named, appears to be younger than 10 years old.

Sharrouf used his brother's passport to leave Australia last year with his wife and three sons to fight in Syria and Iraq. The Australian government had banned him from leaving the country because of the terrorism threat he posed.

He was among nine Muslim men accused in 2007 of stockpiling bomb-making materials and plotting terrorist attacks in Australia's largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne.

He pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses and was sentenced in 2009 to four years in prison.

Australian police announced last month that they had arrest warrants for Sharrouf and his companion Mohamed Elomar, another former Sydney resident, for "terrorism-related activity."

They will be arrested if they return to Australia.

The warrants followed photographs being posted on Sharrouf's Twitter account showing Elomar smiling and holding the severed heads of two Syrian soldiers.

In June, The Australian newspaper published a photograph of Sharrouf posing among the bodies of massacred Iraqis.

Abbott, who on Monday was in the Netherlands, said he expected Australian C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster military transport planes would join multinational humanitarian efforts this week on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain.

British officials estimated Saturday that 50,000 to 150,000 people could be trapped on the mountain, where they fled to escape the Islamic extremists, only to become stranded there with few supplies.

"Australia will gladly join the humanitarian airlifts to the people stranded on Mount Sinjar," Abbott told ABC. "This is a potential humanitarian catastrophe."

He said Islam State's quest for a terrorist nation posed "extraordinary problems" for the Middle East and the wider world.

"We see more and more evidence of just how barbaric this particular entity is," Abbott said.

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.oOMellyOo.
by Silver Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM

How can you think that your child holding a severed head is ok in any reality? 


usmclife58
by Nikki on Aug. 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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Because he is a sick, disgusting person.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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No words.

mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Aug. 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM

I don't even know what to say.

violinjewel
by Julia on Aug. 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Yea, me either...

Quoting mom2jessnky:

I don't even know what to say.

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chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:01 AM
I get the gist of it, but I can't read the article.
4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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I keep thinking that at some point the Western world will finally understand the thought processes of the Islamic jihadists. Anyone who does not submit (and, by definition, Islam means "to submit") to Islam is not seen as human and must be slaughtered like an animal.

This is their normal. They do not have the same moral compass as us. But, to them, theirs is the one, true way, and, as such, all actions are justified.

We will never win against such an enemy with conventional rules of engagement.
chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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There was just a talking head on TV saying that we must deal with them diplomatically by resolving underlying tensions. 

I had to laugh because he didn't specify just HOW that would play out, but realistically, it's convert or die.

Quoting 4ever-SJ: I keep thinking that at some point the Western world will finally understand the thought processes of the Islamic jihadists. Anyone who does not submit (and, by definition, Islam means "to submit") to Islam is not seen as human and must be slaughtered like an animal. This is their normal. They do not have the same moral compass as us. But, to them, theirs is the one, true way, and, as such, all actions are justified. We will never win against such an enemy with conventional rules of engagement.


4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:41 PM

That's hilariously sad... Sad because so many people in leadership positions think just the same way.

Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

There was just a talking head on TV saying that we must deal with them diplomatically by resolving underlying tensions. 

I had to laugh because he didn't specify just HOW that would play out, but realistically, it's convert or die.

Quoting 4ever-SJ: I keep thinking that at some point the Western world will finally understand the thought processes of the Islamic jihadists. Anyone who does not submit (and, by definition, Islam means "to submit") to Islam is not seen as human and must be slaughtered like an animal. This is their normal. They do not have the same moral compass as us. But, to them, theirs is the one, true way, and, as such, all actions are justified. We will never win against such an enemy with conventional rules of engagement.


anchorgurl
by Silver Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM
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 I still can't figure out how these genius policy-makers, many of whom have graduate degrees in international studies or politics, can't grasp that a society that has existed in a tribal manner for thousands of years isn't going to discuss things over coffee, shake hands, make nice, and start holding elections as a happy democracy.  They should thank God every day that they were born in the US and have the opportunity to get paid for being an idiot.  Sorry, I am just disgusted with everything right now.

Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

There was just a talking head on TV saying that we must deal with them diplomatically by resolving underlying tensions. 

I had to laugh because he didn't specify just HOW that would play out, but realistically, it's convert or die.

Quoting 4ever-SJ: I keep thinking that at some point the Western world will finally understand the thought processes of the Islamic jihadists. Anyone who does not submit (and, by definition, Islam means "to submit") to Islam is not seen as human and must be slaughtered like an animal. This is their normal. They do not have the same moral compass as us. But, to them, theirs is the one, true way, and, as such, all actions are justified. We will never win against such an enemy with conventional rules of engagement.

 

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