As ISIS Dissolves, ISIS ‘Brides’ Show No Remorse
As the ISIS shrinks to its last stronghold, its ‘brides’ vow to carry on fighting for the caliphate’s cause.
As the ISIS caliphate holds on to its last shred of land in Behrouz, Syria, many of its fighters and ideologues have fled the war-torn territory.
The women in the caliphate, however, have vowed to continue following and spreading the ideology of the ISIS, says a report in Express
According to a report in The Daily Star, the refugee camps run by the Kurdish forces, with the help of the US, are witnessing multiple fights break out between the women survivors fleeing the ISIS and the ISIS ‘brides’ fixated on spreading and living by the caliphate’s principles.
The guards at the refugee camps have resorted to firing in the air and using tasers in some situations to defuse the tension between the groups.
‘There Will be Blood Up to Your Knees’: ISIS Women
While not much has been heard form the men who were killing in the name of religion within the Islamic State, the ‘brides’ of the ISIS have remained undeterred and assured of their continued support for the caliphate’s cause.
“We will seek vengeance, there will be blood up to your knees. We have left, but there will be new conquests in the future,” said one of the ISIS ‘brides’ at a refugee camp, as quoted by Express.
Another woman insisted that the caliphate “will not end, because it has been ingrained in the hearts and brains of the newborns and the little ones.” This is one of the main reasons for many countries not accepting them back into their borders. It is tough to assess which of the “brides” are still radicalised.
Okay With Beheading?
The UK stripped the citizenship of Shamima Begum - who had left to join the ISIS in 2015 - after she fled the caliphate. She has, along with many other brides, said that she was “okay with beheading” and other forms of violence used by the ISIS, in an interview with Sky News.
Many of these “brides” now seek to return to the countries they had initially left to go to the Islamic State.
Yazidi Women Freed
The war against the ISIS has led to many of those captured by the caliphate being freed from the oppressive regime. Yazidi women, captured when the ISIS took over parts of norther Iraq, have escaped with the help of the forces fighting against the caliphate.
The women captured by the ISIS were kept as slaves and often sold to multiple men. The women who still support the ISIS ideology have tried to justify the rape of the women they held hostage by saying that the prisoners of war are the “property” of the state.
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