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British Woman Admits ISIS Wasn’t “Her Cup of Tea”

British Woman Admits ISIS Wasn’t “Her Cup of Tea”

Painfully stupid

Dear Future Husband: If you ever abscond to Syria to join a motley band of terrorists, I will not come looking for you.

The rise of ISIS has inspired some truly ridiculous tales of total and complete insanity taking hold of people not currently living in the sandy hellscape of the Middle East. National Guardsmen, young men, newlyweds, and even schoolgirls have all attempted (some successfully) to break free the chains of democracy and join the cause in places like Syria and Iraq.

Most, if all of them, have done so knowing how terribly dangerous it is to even attempt to make friendly contact with ISIS. They also knew (and were enthusiastic about) the terror group’s rise in prominence and brutality, and that their tickets were one-way.

Of course, if a recent story out of the UK-by-way-of-Syria is correct, some of them are just there to pick up their husbands.

33 year-old Shukee Begum dragged herself and her children (once more: and her children) to Syria to find her husband, Jamal al-Harith. al-Harith did time in Gitmo, but was released and returned to his family; 18 months ago, however, he left the UK for Syria and joined up with ISIS.

Begum soon found herself trapped in a nightmare. During an interview with British media, she revealed that living amongst brutal terrorists does indeed suck.

This, and other revelations, from the Daily Mail:

“I was seeing on the news at this point that ISIS was going from bad to worse… So I decided that I was going to try and speak some sense into him,” she told Channel 4 news, referring to Islamic State by an alternative name.

At first, Begum lived in a overcrowded safe house in the IS-controlled city of Raqqa with dozens of other women and children, many “crying” and “sick”.

“There was a gangster kind of mentality among single women there. Violent talk, talking about war, killing,” Begum said.

“They would sit together and huddle around their laptops and watch ISIS videos together and discuss them and everything. It was just not my cup of tea.”

After she was reunited with her husband, who refused to help her leave, IS authorities would not allow her to go, Begum added.

“This is what I want to make clear as well to other women thinking of coming into ISIS territory — that you can’t just expect to come into ISIS territory and then expect that you can just leave again easily,” Begum said.

“There is no personal autonomy there at all.”

The things we do for love, right?

Fortunately, Begum smuggled herself and her children (once more: she brought her children INTO Syria) out of ISIS territory before actually becoming a hostage. She has yet to return to the UK, and isn’t sure if she’ll be able to.

That’s what happens when you go hang out with terrorists. It would be heartbreaking if it didn’t expose the complete and utter naïveté about ISIS some western countries still harbor.

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“Most, if [not] all of them, have done so knowing how terribly dangerous it is to even attempt to make friendly contact with ISIS.”

But that isn’t true. ISIS is busily and effectively recruiting people from all over the world. Men and women link up with ISIS every day. Many of them never get near any of the ISIS controlled territories. They are scattered all over the globe, and all over America.

The world is full of stupid people, doing stupid things. As long as they don’t interfere with my life, I won’t interfere with their life.

The big flaw in this plan: Muslims and Democrats; who both seem to want me to be like them…or die.

Let them go to ISIS territories just don’t let them come back.

“As long as they don’t interfere with my life, I won’t interfere with their life.”
But that is exactly what they want to do.

Becoming a sex toy for ISIS shows you really care about goats.

Sammy Finkelman | October 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm

What are you blaming this women for? Not everybody is a political expert oor even above low information levels. She didn’t know what conditions were like in ISIS-controlled territory for non-combatants. She didn’t want to hurt anyone, and was aghast about what ISIS was doing and even more so, after she got there. She wanted to get husband out of theer. She didn’t understand, but not everybody is wise.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Sammy Finkelman. | October 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Sammy, I have a bridge to sell you.

    Had she left her children in the UK her story of a quest to bring her husband “home” would have had a whiff of credibility about it. As it stands, she sounds like the woman who, after having lived off of the generosity of the British for years, upped and decamped to ISIS territory with her kids and husband, and she had the nerve to bad mouth the cn try that had fed her and her brood of ingrate snakes.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Let them languish in Muslim lands.

Don’t let her back into the country. Let her drudge out her days as fourth wife and brood bitch for some ragheaded loser.