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Two Austrian Girls Pay The Ultimate Price For Their Chance To Serve In Syria

The rise and success of the brutal terrorist organization known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) prompted thousands of Western citizens to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for ISIS or become brides for the organization’s disturbed soldiers. In 2014, two young Austrian women fled Vienna and trekked to Syria through Turkey. 15-year-old Sabina Selimovic and 17-year-old Samra Kesinovic were allegedly radicalized by a Bosnian Islamist preacher known as Ebu Tejma and through ISIS propaganda on social media platforms. The families of the girls learned of their daughter’s tragic decision after reading a note that said: ‘Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah and we will die for him’.

The girls reportedly believed that they would be free to practice their religion in Syria and could walk the streets without fear of crime or violence. However, the allure of the cruel, inhuman terrorist organization began to diminish for Sabina and Samra after they were practically forced into sexual servitude for ISIS soldiers or married to radical jihadists and used as ‘poster girls’ with numerous pictures surfacing on ISIS websites and discussion boards showing the teenagers with groups of jihadists or carrying AK-47 assault rifles. By the time the girls realized what a terrible mistake they had made, it was too late. A Tunisian woman who was imprisoned with Samra told reporters that Samra had been violently beaten and killed after attempting to escape from the house confining the sex slaves. Shortly after arriving in Syria, Sabina is believed to have died during an intense firefight within the ISIS-controlled city of Al-Raqqah.

Sabina and Samra should have known better and traveled to Syria to join ISIS was immensely reckless. However, they did not deserve to die and yet their fate still hasn’t dissuaded more than 2000 other Westerners from traveling to the war-torn region to join ISIS, including over 300 women. Whether it was rebellion, radicalization or some other attraction that drove the Austrian girls towards ISIS, more needs to be done to wipe out the horrific terrorist organization and prevent more foreigners from strengthening its ranks.

Source: Mail Online
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