But hey, Khadija, that means you would have left Mohamed and his merry murderers after their hijra to Medina (that former Jewish town once called Yatherib)!
The middle-class teacher who joined ISIS – then fled after seeing horror of beheading: Woman, 25, reveals how she became a member of feared all-female brigade before deciding to walk away
- Khadija grew up in Syria and taught at a school before being lured to ISIS
- Was persuaded to join the organisation in Raqqa after meeting a man online
- Joined the Khansa’a brigade, an all female group that patrols the streets
- Brigade makes sure women in Raqqa adhere to clothing rules of ISIS
- Witnessed crucifixions, beheadings and violence against women
- Became disillusioned and left the group by fleeing to the safety of Turkey
A Syrian woman has revealed how she was lured away from her life as a school teacher and became a member of a female ISIS brigade before fleeing the group after witnessing crucifixions and beheadings.
The defector, only known as Khadija, grew up in Syria and taught elementary school pupils in the country, but left her old life after being convinced to join ISIS by a man she met online.
She became a member of the group’s female brigade, who are tasked with patrolling the streets of Raqqa, making sure other women adhere to the rules of the Islamic State.
The female ISIS defector, known only as Khadija, has told her story of how she joined ISIS leaving her old life as a elementary school teacher behind
But after witnessing violence such as crucifixions and beheadings, she became disillusioned and fled the group, and has now reached safety in Turkey.
The 25-year-old told her story on CNN, saying at first she joined the protests against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, before meeting a Tunisian man online, who persuaded her to join the Islamic State.