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‘That’s My Boy’: Islamic State Fighter Tweets Photo of His Son Holding a Severed Head

Posted by on Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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‘That’s My Boy’: Islamic State Fighter Tweets Photo of His Son Holding a Severed Head

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This story contains a graphic image and descriptions.


“That’s my boy.”

Those are said to be the proud words of a convicted terrorist who tweeted out a photo of his young son holding up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier.

The photo, published in The Australian newspaper, reportedly shows the son of Khaled Sharrouf, a Sydney man who fled to Syria last year and joined up with Islamic State militants. The boy, wearing a blue shirt and a blue watch, uses both hands to grab fistfuls of hair to hold the head up for the camera.

Image source: The Australian

According to the newspaper, Sharrouf posted other photos as well, including one posing with his sons, everyone decked out in fatigues and holding guns in front of the IS flag, and another of himself with the same severed head.

“There are more photographs in newspapers in Australia today of the kind of hideous atrocities that this group is capable of,” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Australian radio. “[The] Islamic State — as they’re now calling themselves — it’s not just a terrorist group, it’s a terrorist army and they’re seeking not just a terrorist enclave but effectively a terrorist state, a terrorist nation.”

Image source: The Australian

Image source: The Australian

The Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has seized significant territory in the region and proclaimed a caliphate. Its gains across Iraq prompted the United States last week to begin a series of airstrikes to impede its advance.

“ISIL is a threat to the civilized world, certainly to the United States, to our interests, as it is to Europe, it is to Australia,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in Sydney. “I think reflected on the local newspaper I saw this morning, with the picture on the front page, it’s pretty graphic evidence of the real threat that ISIL represents.”

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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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I'm not sure why they are protecting the boys face..he's not in America and if he crosses the border I honestly don't want him living in my neighborhood.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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At some point the PC world will have to accept that Islam is not compatible with society.

Until we do that - our efforts are just cosmetic.

vic270
by Vic on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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 how sad. It is shocking to think  that these sweet little things could ever be reformed. Imagine what he will be like when he is 10 or 12 years old.I don't gamble but I bet some with the same mind set are crossing our borders as we speak.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm not sure why they are protecting the boys face..he's not in America and if he crosses the border I honestly don't want him living in my neighborhood.

 

joyfree
by Kat on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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Disgusting.

throwing up

stormborn
by on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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I think you need to re-write this statement personally. Islam is a religion of peace. Just as there are extremists in any group or religion, there are extremists in the Muslim religion. You can not systematically denounce the entire religion because of the few wackos. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

At some point the PC world will have to accept that Islam is not compatible with society.

Until we do that - our efforts are just cosmetic.


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM

 

no

Quoting stormborn:

I think you need to re-write this statement personally. Islam is a religion of peace. Just as there are extremists in any group or religion, there are extremists in the Muslim religion. You can not systematically denounce the entire religion because of the few wackos. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

At some point the PC world will have to accept that Islam is not compatible with society.

Until we do that - our efforts are just cosmetic.

 

 

stormborn
by on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

So, just so I am clear. You are openly admitting that you are being bigoted toward an entire group of people over the misguided efforts of splinter groups?

Quoting Billiejeens:


no

Quoting stormborn:

I think you need to re-write this statement personally. Islam is a religion of peace. Just as there are extremists in any group or religion, there are extremists in the Muslim religion. You can not systematically denounce the entire religion because of the few wackos. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

At some point the PC world will have to accept that Islam is not compatible with society.

Until we do that - our efforts are just cosmetic.




Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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I have my doubts about your ability to be clear, but, what you consider splinter groups are the true followers of true Islam.

Catch on?

Quoting stormborn:

So, just so I am clear. You are openly admitting that you are being bigoted toward an entire group of people over the misguided efforts of splinter groups?

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

no

Quoting stormborn:

I think you need to re-write this statement personally. Islam is a religion of peace. Just as there are extremists in any group or religion, there are extremists in the Muslim religion. You can not systematically denounce the entire religion because of the few wackos. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

At some point the PC world will have to accept that Islam is not compatible with society.

Until we do that - our efforts are just cosmetic.

 

 

 

 

stormborn
by on Aug. 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM
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How can you have doubts about a very simple question, you can either answer it or not answer it. I see you indirectly sidestepped the question, which basically gives me my answer. Thank you for comfirming. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

I have my doubts about your ability to be clear, but, what you consider splinter groups are the true followers of true Islam.

Catch on?

Quoting stormborn:

So, just so I am clear. You are openly admitting that you are being bigoted toward an entire group of people over the misguided efforts of splinter groups?

Quoting Billiejeens:


no

Quoting stormborn:

I think you need to re-write this statement personally. Islam is a religion of peace. Just as there are extremists in any group or religion, there are extremists in the Muslim religion. You can not systematically denounce the entire religion because of the few wackos. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

At some point the PC world will have to accept that Islam is not compatible with society.

Until we do that - our efforts are just cosmetic.






Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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Thank you are confirming my doubts regarding your comprehension ability.

That was quick and easy.

Quoting stormborn:

How can you have doubts about a very simple question, you can either answer it or not answer it. I see you indirectly sidestepped the question, which basically gives me my answer. Thank you for comfirming. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

I have my doubts about your ability to be clear, but, what you consider splinter groups are the true followers of true Islam.

Catch on?

Quoting stormborn:

So, just so I am clear. You are openly admitting that you are being bigoted toward an entire group of people over the misguided efforts of splinter groups?

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

no

Quoting stormborn:

I think you need to re-write this statement personally. Islam is a religion of peace. Just as there are extremists in any group or religion, there are extremists in the Muslim religion. You can not systematically denounce the entire religion because of the few wackos. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

At some point the PC world will have to accept that Islam is not compatible with society.

Until we do that - our efforts are just cosmetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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