- The Washington Times - Monday, August 11, 2014

The Australian who left his home to go fight with Islamic State terrorists — Khaled Sharrouf — has shocked the world with a social media post of one of his sons holding on to the severed head of a victim.

Next to the picture was the text: “That’s my boy!”

The Twitter post drew immediate backlash from Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who called it both “hideous” and “barbaric,” The Australian reported.

“There are more photographs in newspapers in Australia today of the kind of hideous atrocities that this group is capable of,” Mr. Abbott told ABC Radio. “The Islamic State, as they’re now calling themselves, [is] 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.”

The Daily Mail reported the boy in the photo was 7 years old, and that the head he was holding was that of a Syrian soldier.

The boy was shown holding the head with both hands, wearing a baseball cap and partially smiling.

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