Terrorist group woo Indonesia recruits with a baby and gun picture

It was further reported by Fairfax that at least 300, and as many as 700, Indonesians have travelled overseas to join ISIS.

 

A photo of a newborn baby placed next to an automatic machine gun and a grenade has been reported as the new campaign by the Islamic State(IS) to get recruits in Indonesia.

'Uncles and aunts come and fight in Syria for jihad wherever you are', is the inscription in a paper next to the baby's head.

According to reports, this campaign is geared towards challenging locals to follow the call of Muslim extremists and travel overseas to Syria and Iraq.

Virtually a unanimously Muslim country, Indonesia is becoming a targeting ground for radical conversions as ISIS continues to grow in its merciless battle for ownership of the Middle East.

In a recent revelation, Fairfax Media travelled to Menteng, an exclusive suburb in Jakarta, Indonesia in August 2015, locating a mosque preaching ISIS ideologies, nestled between Government Defence and US Embassy buildings.

The administrator of the mosque, Farihin, denied supporting ISIS - despite allowing a pro-IS banner to be hung and admitting that IS supporters were allowed to lead religious classes from within the building.

'Anyone can come here as long as their rituals are in accordance with sharia,' he said. 'The activities are just a response to what is happening in the Middle East.'

The Indonesian Government has extensively tried to shut down ISIS presence following the devastating 2002 Bali bombings, which left hundreds dead including 88 Australians.

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