‘That’s my boy!’: Dad’s boast as his seven-year-old holds severed head
A boy aged seven has been pictured holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier – to the delight of his proud father, who posted the macabre photograph online.
The youngster – the son of Australian jihadi fighter and former drug addict Khaled Sharrouf – posed with the head in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa.
Sharrouf, 33 – one of Australia’s most-wanted terrorists and a suspected war criminal – tweeted the image along with the caption: ‘That’s my boy!’
He also uploaded other images, which included one of himself holding the same soldier’s head with the caption: ‘What a head.’
Another photo shows him posing with his young sons dressed in identical camouflage fatigues, wielding guns.
One of his rambling tweets reads: ‘The more u hate this path you infidel aussie dogs the happier feel dieinrage when you cant affect men lie about women.’
The former Sydney resident was diagnosed with schizophrenia and has also directly threatened Australian journalists.
He also claimed there would be ‘Inshaallah soon in Aus’ – which means ‘God willing or if Allah wills’, a sign he wishes to bring jihad to Australia.
Australian security agencies believe he left the country using his brother’s passport in December and have vowed to arrest him on terrorism-related charges if he ever returns.
The photos come after revelations that children are being coached to kill in the name of religion as the Islamic State prepares a generation of fighters to rid the world of ‘infidels’.