Granny up­set by IS video

New Straits Times - - World -

SYD­NEY: The dev­as­tated grand­mother of a young boy filmed be­ing coached to kill Aus­tralians has lashed out at his no­to­ri­ous Is­lamic State fighter fa­ther for us­ing him as a “me­dia tool”.

Footage had sur­faced on Sun­day of Aus­tralian Khaled Shar­rouf grilling son, Hamze, 6, about how to mur­der non-Mus­lims.

The chil­dren’s grand­mother, Karen Net­tle­ton, whose daugh­ter left Aus­tralia for Syria in 2013 with her fam­ily to join Shar­rouf, but has since re­port­edly died, said she was dis­gusted to see the lat­est images.

“He (Hamze) was the baby out of all of them. I rocked him to sleep, I sang him songs, I took him swim­ming. It kills me be­cause I know he’s just a 6-year-old little boy. I know what he is like. He is just be­ing used, I think, as some sort of me­dia tool.” AFP

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