The young girl from North Karelia was caught at a London airport en route to join fundamentalist ISIS militants.
Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said on Saturday that many of the Finns traveling to join ISIS fighters hail from the Finnish heartland.
”Terror is constantly practiced in Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria and Irak,” Tuomioja said on TV1’s morning politics show. ”It is also apparent that terrorism does not recognise state borders.”
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service issued a release in December saying that women are also traveling to Syria from Finland to fight alongside the radical Islamist forces. Yle