Looking into the camera, a baby-faced boy, no older than three years old, holds a teddy bear in left hand and a knife in his right.
The child, who is not even old enough to start school, then appears to smile as he use the deadly weapon to hack the head off of his cuddly toy.
In new footage which has emerged – believed to have been released by ISIS but its provenance unconfirmed – the boy then lifts his knife triumphantly into the air and a man behind the camera shouts ‘takfir!’ – a derogatory word used to describe non-believers.
Julie Lenarz of the Human Security Centre think-tank called it ‘child abuse of the most wicked sort’ -while several suggested he was being ‘brainwashed’ into carrying out beheadings when he grows up.
Read more in The Daily Mail