A schoolgirl in England who fled to Syria to join ISIS reportedly sent a text message to a journalist in response to the brutal attack in Tunisia that read, “LOL.”
Amira Abase, a 16-year-old London teen, sent the message to Abul Taher, a reporter posing as another teen girl looking to join the terrorist group. “Sis it’s going mental here. They held a minute silence on Tunisia. All they talk about is the bomber,” Taher wrote in the text to Abase.
“Looool,” she responded.
The conversation also revealed that while Abase missed certain aspects of her home life, she felt as though she was where she needed to be.
“You miss it but u get over it because u leave everything for the sake of Allah and Allah replaces all that with something better,” she allegedly wrote.
Abase left home in February along with 15-year-old Shamima Begum and 16-year-old Kadiza Sultana. The three girls were captured on CCTV fleeing for Syria from Gatwick Airport.
Two of the girls were married off to ISIS militants, though the families have refused to identify which girls.The marriages reportedly squandered the families’ hopes that the girls would one day return home.
“It has caused a lot of distress. It entrenches their lives in Syria, rather than in Britain. It erodes significantly hopes that they will come back,” solicitor Tasnime Akunjee said. The men who married the girls are reportedly in their 20s.
A video, believed to be of the girls carrying rifles around Raqqa, surfaced online just before the news of the marriages broke. Akunjee, however, said he believes it to be unlikely that the three girls were indeed the ones depicted.
“At the time the video was shot, two of the girls are known to be married and separated from their friends from east London,” he said. “The families think the video is unlikely to be them. All three are living apart and those who are married are under the aegis of their husbands and are unlikely to be under the aegis of some woman leader.”
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