Remember those three schoolgirls, two 15 and one 16, who left the country to join ISIS last year? One of them has died in a Russian airstrike
I'm in two minds about this. One on hand, I think; she knew they were beheading people, mass-killing civilians, spreading hatred and bigotry and enslaving entire groups of people. ISIS proudly admits it in their own propaganda. There are reports that apparently she had regretted it and wanted to escape, but what did she think it was going to be? A cake walk?
On the other hand, her father is an Islamic extremist. She was brainwashed as a child with religious beliefs that made her liable to believe their propaganda and particularly the pernicious victimhood narrative that is the first step down the path to becoming a terrorist. They probably told her this man was an ISIS fighter waiting to marry her
I can imagine in the atmosphere of Islamic sexual repression, feeling she was completely banned from any sexual or romantic involvement with any guy, that this was an outlet for that.
But ultimately, she was 16 when she went; she was well above the age of criminal responsibility, and that's what she was; she criminally travelled to support a genocidal group by being a comfort woman or wife to a murderer.
Of course, sections of the Islamic community are already claiming this is the government's fault. I can't work out whether they saying the government keeps too close an eye on them, or not close enough. I suppose it always depends on which is more convenient in that moment to support the victimhood narrative
ISIS schoolgirl dies in Russian airstrike Watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-08-2016 20:37
- 12-08-2016 20:38
It's very sad, I don't celebrate things like this, but Islamic State has to be defeated.
- Thread Starter
- 12-08-2016 20:39
Oops, I just saw this has already had a thread made.
- 12-08-2016 20:40
There's a thread on this already here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4248184