How Islamic State Used The Iconic Photo Of Drowned Syrian Child To Warn Against Leaving Its ‘Caliphate’

The photo of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy whose lifeless body was found washed up on a Turkish beach last week, is by now distressingly familiar.

Published by hundreds of media outlets all around the world, the shocking images of the small child who died fleeing war and terror in his homeland has stirred the conscience and emotions of Europe.

So the photo’s appearance in the latest edition of the Islamic State (IS) group’s propaganda magazine, Dabiq, this week is upsetting.

But it is not surprising.


The entire issue of Dabiq 11 is below.