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An Austrian teenager who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State in April has told her family she wants to come home, but is afraid she will be unable to do so because of her association with the jihadist fighters.
Samra Kesinovic, 17, made the trip with a friend, 15-year-old Sabina Selimovic, and the pair are now thought to be living in Raqqa, the group's stronghold in northern Syria. Both girls are also believed to have got married and possibly be pregnant.
Austrian officials have been widely quoted as saying the girls have expressed their desire to return to their families, but are fearful of the consequences. Kesinovic is said to have contacted her family regarding her situation, though it is unclear whether Selimovic has also done so.
Now, counter-extremism experts say the girls could face severe punishment from IS for speaking out, amid claims that other foreign fighters who have revealed their dissatisfaction have been tortured.
Intelligence officials say that women from Britain, Australia and Malaysia have joined the ISIS cause by travelling to Iraq and Syria to serve as “comfort women” for Islamic State fighters.
Officials in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, have confirmed that at least three Malaysian women are known to have traveled to the Islamic State caliphate, the area of Iraq and Syria taken over by ISIS, to offer themselves as prostitutes as part of a “sexual jihad” movement.
Whoring in the name of Mohammed, or jihad al-nikah, is something that was previously noted by intelligence officials in the civil war zone in Syria and in Egypt during the Muslim Brotherhood-caused turmoil there.
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Any 15-17 year old could be convinced of a lot of BS, they could be persuaded in doing things nothing like they imagined. I think prosecuting them is kind of like prosecuting a kid tricked into doing something foolish.
If I was Austria I would take them back in a heartbeat.
originally posted by: seabhac-rua
a reply to: nrd101
There is a real world outside your door, a world in which people are fighting, killing, and dying.
That's the problem with modern society in the West, a lot of youngsters think it's all a big game, and when the situation gets too much for them they run home to mommy, I see this all the time nowadays.