What’s Wrong With This Picture: ISIS Family Portrait Edition

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Rick N. tossed this image over the electronic transom courtesy wsj.com. It’s unusual in the sense that most ISIS images feature kneeling prisoners in orange jumpsuits shortly before they’re decapitated. Or immolated. Here though, we see ISISians in repose, rather than mugging for the camera. But besides that, what’s wrong with this photo?


  1. avatar Removed_californian says:

    Little blonde kid? Man in the head scarf? Flag upside down? Beats me.

    1. avatar Franko says:

      These dumbasses must shoot each other a lot. One is about to lose an arm before the guy in the middle gets it not once but twice. I’m thinking the one in the middle is the other two guy’s bitch but that’s pretty normal behavior for these macho guys.

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    Gee, that kid on the right is blonde. Where did they kidnap him?

    1. avatar Removed_californian says:

      They tried to sell him on 72 virgins, milk and honey, but after failed attempts they told the kid to hop on the camel and he’d get a corn dog for the trip.

    2. avatar BDub says:

      Its not uncommon in parts of the middle east to find blonde, blue eyed children, and even a few gingers – particularly among Kurds.

      1. avatar Julio says:

        The adults are Baloch (off shoot/related to Kurds). The hats worn by the unveiled are a common, Pashtun-style called pakol. Kunar Province is right on the border between Afghanistan and Palistan. The blond boy might be the son of any number of European Muslims that have voluntarily joined Daesh. They want new joins that already have dual-citizenship or EU Passports for ease of access purposes/future travel.

        1. avatar Julio says:

          Sorry–my mistake. Not Kurdish. Baloch have a Persian/Iranian background and may have emigrated from the central Caspian region. The peshmerga are very, very different.

        2. avatar int19h says:

          He might very well be a Chechen, or at least a son of a Chechen mother. Blond guys aren’t super common among them, but do happen (and often combine with blue eyes & tall height for your stereotypical “Arian Ubermensch” look).

    3. avatar Pro2Aguy says:

      Probably Bergdahl fathered him while conspiring with the enemy prior to BHO’s arranged “release…” Which reminds me, is it January 2017 yet…?

    4. avatar jsj says:

      He’s giving those guns the stink eye. I bet it’s Willy Lunchmeat.

  3. avatar JWM says:

    The fact that there’s no drone missile strike in bound at the moment the photo was took is the biggest problem I have with that photo.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Ya gotta give it a little time! I just got off the hook with the Pentagon. It’s on it’s way, should hit just about the same time this post gets through the wait period!

  4. What’s wrong? They are not dead. Had I been there I would be taking a picture of their dead bodies. That’s what’s wrong.

  5. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    Obviously no tacticool gear. No Surefire or Trijicon or Crimson Trace. Plus they should be using Magpul mags right?

  6. avatar GuyFromV says:

    Muzzle discipline.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Beat me to it, I noticed immediately! One dude could blow his arm off, the other could do away with the guys on his left!

    2. avatar PeterW says:

      ^ this!
      And some recessive genes on that kid on the right, maybe an albino?

  7. avatar Bud Harton says:

    I know

    The woman must be really ugly because she has her face covered up. Maybe she’s a blonde too? That would explain the dumbass mistake she made by marrying the Haji

    1. avatar Removed_californian says:

      Look at his eyes and hands. If he’s a woman, I’m Heidi Klum.

      1. avatar Richard in WA says:

        Yeah. No question that’s a dude. And he’s the only one looking at the camera AND he looks really F’n pissed. Creepy.

      2. avatar Stuki Moi says:

        It’s a woman. Her name is Caitlyn. The picture is from the set of a reality show: Dysfunctional Families of the World. The guy on the left has a big butt.

    2. avatar Anonymous says:

      I doubt she had any say in who she was marrying.

    3. avatar wavecraft says:

      Haji is spelled like this (Hadji) and Hadji is from India, not Afghanistan.

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        Hajji, or Hadji, as it a Romanization of the Arabic abjad/script, so it can be written a few different ways and they are all correct and all wrong too.
        It is an honorific term, referring to someone who has completed pilgrimage to Mecca, called the Hajj (Hadj). Many people attempt to insult or degrade all Muslims by calling them Haji’s, when in fact, they are doing the exact opposite. It would be like someone trying to denigrate me as a Christian by constantly calling me someone who had visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. As I have done that, it’s not insulting at all. If I had not done that yet, I would take it as a compliment that you had assumed I had.
        I have been to Saudi Arabia and set foot in Mecca, but not been allowed to visit the Kaaba as I am not a Muslim. Oddly enough I was allowed inside the Dome of the Rock. I’ve always wondered then if devout Muslims should refer to me as Hajji Taylor?

  8. avatar Galtha58 says:

    Blonde kid, 2 muzzles pointed the the guy in the center. Guy in center has face hidden like a woman in their culture. Same guy is the only one looking at the camera. Guy on our right looks spaced out. Other than that , the fact that they are all still alive is a problem. Did I miss anything ? Not sure if the flag is upside down or not as I do not read Arabic.

  9. avatar Bob says:

    Bacon. There’s no f’in bacon. That’s why they want to ahloha snackbar everyone. Because they have bacon, and they don’t.

    You’ll have to pry my bacon from my cold dead hands.

  10. avatar Gunr says:

    The blond kid needs to get with the program. He’s not wearing a “dumb ass” hat, like the rest of them!
    And, the three guys in front were late picking up my daughter for prayer meeting last night!

  11. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Blonde kid(I looked quite similar as a lad). Not at all different than the muslims in kosovo/serbia or the caucasus…

  12. avatar Joe R. says:

    “What’s Wrong With This Picture?”. . .

    There’s live people in it.

    1. avatar Dustin says:

      Dammit, beat me to it. I was going to say it a little differently tho…

      “They’re not full of bullet holes.”

    1. avatar Bill Kohnke says:

      They’ve all been circumcised.

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      I wonder if Gul Dali changed his name from Gul Dukat after he escaped the Fire Caves on Bajor.

      1. avatar GuyFromV says:

        Maybe Ra’s al Gul straight outta the Lazarus Pit.

      2. avatar CarlosT says:

        Best Trek villain ever.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Better than Kahn 2.0?

          (Yeah, I know, Benedict Cumberbatch is supposed to be the prequel Kahn…)

      3. avatar Johannes Paulsen says:

        All I know is that Gul Dukat really knew how to deal with those Bajoran terrorists.

        @Geoff: Harry Mudd was better than Khan 2.0.

        1. avatar JWM says:

          The best villians were the Klingons, even after they joined the Federation. Wine, women, song and asskickery at its finest.

      4. avatar steel says:


  13. avatar Gunr says:

    Tell me guys! I gotta know!
    Do they have a chicken walk across some spilled white paint to make that dumb ass looking writing on the flag?

  14. avatar S.CROCK says:

    They are alive.

  15. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    milkman’s kid on the right?…..

  16. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    No Dixie pork barbecue and no Confederate Flag. No one is handling rattlesnakes either.

  17. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    The blonde kid is actually Missouri Synod Lutheran.

  18. avatar Richard in WA says:

    Let me guess… they all obtained their guns through a gun show loophole.

  19. avatar Swarf says:

    His watch says 8 PM, but it is clearly earlier.

  20. avatar Gunr says:

    The dude in the lower left hand corner, tell me that’s not a corn tortilla on his head??

  21. avatar 3screw says:

    Guys.. Thats not muzzle discipline that is PHOTOSHOP

  22. avatar schernobyl says:

    Is that a welcome to Canada sign on the right?

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      No! It’s a sign up list, for a vacation in Disneyland.

    2. avatar Fuque says:

      No thats the search team from the US border side.

  23. avatar Manny says:

    The pizza dough he was working on?… well, we know were it landed.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Your probably right! I thought that was a little too big to be a tortilla.

  24. avatar Excedrine says:

    The fact that this picture even happened in the first place is what’s wrong with it.

    1. avatar C.Rogers says:

      The Mercedes they cropped out has Illinois plates and a “Yes We Can” bumper sticker?

  25. avatar TheSleeperHasAwakened says:

    The woman has “Man Hands” man!

    Looks like a dude in a burka. Oh, and the blond kid in the background.

  26. avatar matty 9 says:

    Do you mean “besides the white boy”??????

  27. avatar DAN V says:

    Saw a bunch of pasty-skinned gingers in Iraq.

  28. avatar Devin in Texas says:

    With weapon handling like that, sell them more guns and they’ll all shoot themselves.

  29. avatar Big B says:

    Where’s the goat with the sore ass?

  30. avatar Purdue 77 says:

    Gul Dali has a watch on his right arm. Either he is left handed or the picture is reversed. Either way, muslims tend to wipe their butts with their left hand and a left handed mussie would not be looked upon favorably.

  31. avatar Matt In Germany says:

    Well, the blond kid is just about the right age to belong to some blond-haired, blue-eyed American circa the first few years of OIF?

    Not unlike the totally Russian-looking 30ish-year old Afghan dude in the Kandak that my unit advised.

  32. avatar tsbhoA.P.jr says:

    they’re not saying cheese. and they’re curds!

    1. avatar JWM says:

      And they wish we’d just go a whey.

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        That was horrible. Just horrible.

        1. avatar JWM says:

          Yeah, I know. I went and stood in the corner for 10 minutes after I posted that comment.

  33. avatar Zcktomcat says:

    flag is backwards

  34. What’s Capn’ Jack Sparrow doing in Afghanistan?

  35. avatar Jim says:

    Ummm….its in AFGHANISTAN…until very recently, daesh has been generally limited to the levant and the tribal cluster-f**k known as Iraq. But apparently, since they are not a global (or even regional) threat, according to the current US regime, they have been permitted to expand and work with our old friends the taliban…thanks Barry.

  36. avatar DanielB says:

    They forgot to pick up the cake from Wal-mart?

  37. avatar GRDrane says:

    Someone had sex with a American/British soldier!! Naughty naughty!!! 😉

  38. avatar Brian says:

    Only the men have the guns. Does that (presumed) woman actually want to be there? That is irrelevant- she’s going to do whatever the men say or she risks being shot.

    The corollary being that those with a monopoly on force control the disarmed, and the disarmed can quickly become the disenfranchised.

  39. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    Give each them a turkey leg and a tankard and they would fit right in at the local Renaissance Fair.

  40. avatar CoolBreeze says:

    They are still breathing.

  41. avatar MrApple says:

    I guess muzzle discipline isn’t a high priority to ISIS.

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