One of the things you learn when you spend any time reading ISIS Twitter is that ISIS Twitter is filled with the cutest darn jihadis you've ever seen.

There's basically no context provided for any of these images, popular among Twitter's thriving ISIS and ISIS sympathizer community—mostly just tots posing before the increasingly iconic al-rāya black flag. Most of these come from Twitter user Osman Iraqi, who maintains a feed consisting mostly of beheading video stills, Islamist cartoons, and combat photos. And... babies!



Number one dad.

Alawwwhu akbar.

It's almost easy to forget the lives of these children are being coopted for propaganda purposes by a murderous criminal conspiracy. ISIS has so far proven pretty lousy at building the next great caliphate, but its media savvy is—really—unquestionable.

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