Middle-Class Australian Becomes ISIS Bride
The American State Department tells us we can fight ISIS “come-join-us” propaganda with jobs programs for potential ISIS recruits. Folks on the left assert jihadis become such due to poverty. How then do they explain a middle-class 21 year old Australian female joining ISIS to become a Jihadi bride:
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Quietly — almost secretly — Zehra Duman morphed from private school student to Islamic State bride and online recruiter for the movement. Her family did not see it coming.
So when the 21-year-old Turkish-Australian gave up her middle-class life in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, for faraway Raqqa, the Islamic State movement’s center in war-ravaged Syria, the people who knew her were astonished.
By then, Duman was wed to Islamic State soldier Mahmoud Abdullatif, 23, who reportedly left his own Melbourne home last year. The couple announced their wedding online on Dec. 11, with a photograph of her dowry that included an assault rifle.
Now calling herself Zehra Abdullatif or Umm (“Mother”) Abdullatif, the Muslim fighter’s wife told her online followers her parents had no clue she would elope to Islamic State.
She has answered questions on social media for “wannabe jihadi brides,” and urged both men and women sympathizers who do not come to the Middle East to wage war at home.
Her father told the Herald Sun that he had not given up hope: “We’re trying desperately, trying to bring our daughter home,” he said.
But when asked on Twitter what she missed about Australia, Duman’s reply on April 4 was simple and numeric: “0”