Recent reports have shown that several British Jihadi brides have been permitted to return home following orders from (or the deaths of) their murderous husbands. While some people view these women as victims, others perceive them as complicit co-conspirators who aided their spouses in heinous acts of terrorism.
Over 50 British women have gone to Iraq and Syria over the past few years. While some were accompanied by their husbands and children, others traveled solo after being duped by ISIL social media vanguards who portrayed the Jihadi bride lifestyle as romantic, pious, and adventurous. These women are rapidly learning that the fairy tale presented to them was merely a cheap illusion.
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A German ISIL bride claims women are “like slaves,” lacking fair treatment and the ability to leave houses where they all live together. Additionally, she states that 35% of women leave due to the deaths of their husbands.
These women are not innocent victims. Those who manage to arrive at the Turkish border have done so by evading battle lines and checkpoints and working with smugglers who charge as much as thousands of pound for each trip.
Many people have taken to social media to express their thoughts, opinions, and concerns regarding Jihadi brides.
ISLAMISTS jihadi BRIDES are returning to the streets of Britain as their ISIS husbands prepare for last stand in Iraq and Syria
— liz marshall (@lizmars41440467) May 25, 2017
Why would you let these traitors back in the country! Scum of the earth. https://t.co/Gxb786rd3M
— Mark A. Skoda (@MarkSkoda) May 25, 2017
They should have let all go too & simply blocked returns. Such an obvious thing to have done……but PC, Yuman rights blah blah !!! https://t.co/P80lhOCO7Z
— katie (@K69atie) May 23, 2017
When these women enter Turkey and seek aid, officials are rightfully wary of them. They are faced with questions from law enforcement officers. Any arrests, charges, or surveillance measures depend on the Jihadi brides’ prior involvement in terrorism while they were abroad.
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