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10/09/2015 15:58 BST | Updated 10/09/2015 16:59 BST

Islamic State Use Image Of Drowned Toddler Alan Kurdi To Warn Against Leaving The 'House Of Islam'

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Having indirectly caused the death of toddler Alan Kurdi, whose family fled the barbarous war in Syria last year, the Islamic State this week used an image of the drowned corpse as propaganda to warn against the dangers of leaving the “House of Islam.”

The picture of the three-year-old, who washed ashore on a Turkish beach last Wednesday, sparked an international outcry, pushing world leaders into greater action to help the 4 million refugees fleeing the embattled Syrian state.

The Kurdi family left Kobani in late 2014, after ISIS fighters besieged and decimated the Kurdish city. Attempting to reach the Greek Island of Kos last week, the boat carrying the Kurdi family capsized leading to the death of the toddler, along with his mother and younger brother Galip.

Reported by the Guardian, the picture was published on Wednesday in Daqib, the English-language publication of the Islamic State, in an article headlined: “The Danger of Abandoning Darul-Islam.

The article decried those fleeing war in Syria as committing a “dangerous sin,” while warning that those traveling to Europe will come under “constant threat of fornication, sodomy, drugs and alcohol.” The article bemoans leaving Syria as a ”gate towards one’s children and grandchildren abandoning Islam for Christianity, atheism or liberalism”.

It states: “Sadly, some Syrians and Libyans are willing to risk the lives and souls of those whom they are responsible to raise upon the Sharī’ah -- their children -- sacrificing many of them during the dangerous trip to the lands of the war-waging crusaders ruled by laws of atheism and indecency.”

“If they don’t fall into sin, they will forget the language of the Koran -- Arabic -- which they were surrounded by in Syria, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere, making the return to the religion and its teachings more difficult,” it concluded.

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The picture above the article that appeared in Daqib this week

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