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These Chilling Posters Of A Dead ISIS Terrorist Are Popping Up All Over Melbourne

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You've probably seen these posters that have been put up around Australian capital cities, intended to make "new folk heroes" of ethnic minorities.

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BuzzFeed News spotted a very similar design this week, across the tracks from Melbourne's Jewell train station.

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The poster depicted the 18-year-old Melbourne teen known as "Jihadi Jake", who purportedly ran away to Syria to join ISIS and died in a suicide bombing last year.

A few hours later, among graffiti and posters for gigs, BuzzFeed News spotted the same chilling image on a wall in the nearby Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

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There's another on a wall near Northcote Town Hall. This one covered one of the original "AUSSIE" posters and hung near another featuring convicted pedophile Rolf Harris.

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