The Daily Mail says that many foreign ISIS recruits are now pleading with their families to return home after fleeing to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the terrorist group.
Young extremists have reportedly been writing letters to their parents complaining of having to do manual labor instead of fighting on the front lines, not having the ability to use their iPods and other devices, and having to deal with cold weather. One young jihadist from India, 23-year-old Areeb Majeed, returned to Mumbai late last week after expressing to his mother that he was only being used to do busy work and “lowly tasks,” and that he hadn’t actually taken part in any combat.
According to reports, a newspaper in France was given access to letters sent by a number of French Muslim converts who left home to join ISIS, in which they expressed doubts about signing up to fight for the terrorist group.
“I'm fed up to the back teeth. My iPod no longer works out here. I have got to come home,” one letter read.
“I've done hardly anything but hand out clothes and food,” another French convert complained. “Winter is beginning. It’s starting to get tough.”
Another French jihadist allegedly claimed to be “sick” of his time with the extremist organization, saying that the group makes him “do the washing up.”
There are allegedly dozens of recruits who are attempting to come home and have hired lawyers to help them. Most say they “felt 'cheated' into joining ISIS,” according to the Daily Mail.
Source: The Daily Mail / Photo Credit: WikiCommons