Shocking Image Of Australian Boy Holding Decapitated Head Provokes Outrage

“That’s my boy.”

1. A photo that reportedly shows the 7-year-old son of an Australian jihadi holding the head of a Syrian fighter has been uploaded to Twitter sparking widespread condemnation.

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The image showing the boy holding the severed head with two hands was posted by Khaled Sharouf last week.

According to The Australian, the picture was taken in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa and was accompanied by the text “Thats my boy!”

Sharouf has been leading an English-speaking unit within the “Islamic State”, fighting in Syria, and using social media platforms to regularly post pictures of severed heads of government forces.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the photo is “more evidence of just how barbaric (ISIL) is,” while the Defence Minister Sen. David Johnston linked the publication to the need for new counter-terrorism laws to fight so-called home grown terrorists.

“I’m obviously revolted by that and it underscores the importance of the counter-terrorism laws we are seeking to enact,” Sen. Johnston told ABC News.

9. Sharrouf (right), who has an Australian arrest warrant in his name, has posted pictures of his children brandishing guns in front of “Islamic State” banners.

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10. Twitter had already suspended Sharouf’s account for posting pictures like the one below.

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