THE EVIDENCE OF ISLAM WAS PUSHING HER.
‘Someone was pushing her’: Parents of girl groomed by school friend to join ISIS say she was harassed over the phone before disappearing to Syria
Abase’s father, Abase Hussen, 47, (right) and mother Fetia (left) spoke of the family’s grief in losing their daughter to IS in the documentary
- Amira Abase, 16, from East London, fled to Syria with friends in February
- Her mother claims daughter was constantly harassed by unknown people
- Fetia Abase says phone calls started after friend Sharmeena Begum fled
- Vice News had rare access to Abase family who spoke of their heartbreak in new documentary called Groomed by the Islamic State on vicenews.com
The parents of a teenager groomed by her school friend to join Islamic State say she was harassed over the phone before disappearing to Syria.
An exclusive investigation by Vice News called Groomed by Islamic State has had rare access to the family of Amira Abase, 16, who fled her home in East London with two friends in February.
Her mother, Fetia, speaking for the first time in the 20-minute documentary, claims her daughter was constantly harassed on the phone by unknown individuals and even asked for a new mobile.
In the documentary, Amira’s family speak of their heartbreak and revealed that they first learned that their daughter entered Syria from TV
She said, in broken English: ‘She asked me I don’t want to contact anyone I want to change my number.
‘She said “just leave it mummy, I just want to change my sim card or my mobile.” Someone was pushing her.’
The housewife says the calls started after her daughter’s school friend Sharmeena Begum, 16, fled to Syria in December last year, when she became one of the youngest British jihadi brides in IS.