Thursday, February 26th, 2015 09:47:30
A New York Times article this past Tuesday titled, “Teenage Girl Leaves for ISIS, and Others Follow,” by Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, struck close to home for me. The three young women who left London to enlist in ISIS in Syria were 16, 15 and 15.
My daughter is 15.
“The apparent trend of studious, seemingly driven young women leaving home to join violent jihadists has become disturbingly familiar,” according to Freytas-Tamura. They were possibly recruited by another woman who had fled England for ISIS in 2013, Aqsa Mahmood.