The disturbing photo of a newborn baby sleeping soundly next to a grenade and machine gun has been circulating online over the weekend, offering a glimpse into support for the Islamic State group in a region not usually associated with the jihadist movement.
Ayo fastabiqul khoirot. . pic.twitter.com/DGJPmuUFSb— Abu Karimah Indonesi (@abukarimahindo) July 14, 2015
The incongruous image of the infant swaddled in its blanket flanked on one side with a grenade and on the other a rifle emerged from Indonesia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Saturday.
This picture – which TheBlaze is unable to independently authenticate – was posted on Twitter by one of the group’s supporters named Abu Karimah Indonesi, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
"Uncles and aunts come and fight in Syria for jihad wherever you are," the paper above the baby’s head read,
This appeared to be the latest move by the jihadist group’s supporters to demonstrate their effort to indoctrinate children — the younger the better.
The Sydney Morning Herald further reported that it received footage showing a group of young Indonesian men inside a mosque in an upscale Jakarta neighborhood pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group, the so-called "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The mosque administrator denied support for the militant group that has conquered territories in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Indonesia is home to the largest Muslim population in the world.