Islamic State Jihadist Brides in Syria “Vow to Seek Vengeance” as the Caliphate Crumbles
Islamic States’s Jihadist brides in Syrian refugee camps have vowed to take vengeance as the terror group’s last remaining holdout faces collapse.
It follows fears of thousands of brainwashed followers in the camps, with one veiled woman warning: “We will seek vengeance, there will be blood up to your knees. We have left, but there will be new conquests in the future.”
The woman is feared to be among thousands of fanatics who have surrendered to US-backed Kurdish forces.
Jihadi brides attack a woman for showing her hair, throw water at reporters and shout ISIS slogans as they are evacuated from terror group’s enclave.
A shocking video allegedly showing unrepentant jihadi brides being transported to a refugee camp after being rescued from ISIS’s final holdout in Syria has emerged, in which they shout abuse and pledge loyalty to the terrorist group.
The short clip shows women dressed head to toe in black, holding their young children, on the back of a truck reportedly taking them from ISIS’s final frontier in Baghouz to a refugee camp.
They are heard shouting ‘baqiya’, from ISIS’s motto ‘baqiya wa tatamaddad’, which means ‘remaining and expanding’, and screaming abuse at journalists, throwing water at the camera filming them.
Many of them, along with the young children, are seen pointing their index fingers to the sky in a gesture used by ISIS supporters to proclaim the oneness of God, and show unity to their so-called ‘caliphate’.
Women fleeing Baghouz last week were seen throwing rocks at journalists, and attacking female reporters for not dressing according to their interpretation of Islam.
One ISIS bride was seen grabbing the uncovered hair of a female reporter, saying: ‘Have you not read the Koran, are you not ashamed?’
A third woman snarks at the way the reporter is dressed: ‘God curses women who resemble men’, as the group shouted in unison: ‘The Islamic State is here to stay!’
“The caliphate will not end, because it has been ingrained in the hearts and brains of the newborns and the little ones,” a 60-year-old woman said.
The SDF are closing in on diehard jihadists and their relatives holed up in a makeshift encampment inside the village of Baghouz.
Veiled in black and toting her three children, Um Nuh fled the last ISIS holdout in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, sent to safety to raise a new generation loyal to the vision of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi while her husband stayed behind to fight to the death.
“The Islamic State is in our heart. Even if they kill all of us, we love it,” she said in a dusty field strewn with discarded plastic bottles and packaging. She is among thousands of civilians, ISIS women and children, and injured jihadists who have evacuated the tent village on the banks of the Euphrates River where the last vestiges remain of the so-called caliphate that once ruled millions on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border.
The women are adamant this is not the end of the story. They pledge to birth more generations to continue the path of al-Baghdadi. “Allah the Almighty ordered us to leave to prevent the death of our children before our eyes. We left so that Allah can give us another generation to become mujahidin [jihadist]. If our men have died, our women have not,” said another black-clad woman who declined to give her name.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have proceeded cautiously out of concern for civilians, including Yezidis who were captured when ISIS swept across northern Iraq in 2014.
“We cannot say when we will be done because there are civilians trapped inside being used as human shields,” said SDF spokesperson Adnan Afrin.
Some 57,000 people have fled Baghouz and the Euphrates River valley area since December, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Those remaining have two options, said Afrin: “surrender or fight.”
The evacuees are brought by truck to the over-crowded Al Hol camp. Among the thousands of Syrians and Iraqis are hundreds of foreigners whose governments are reluctant to repatriate. Western governments are worried about the security risk and the daunting task of prosecuting the alleged terrorists for crimes committed in Iraq and Syria.
The Kurdish administration has refused to prosecute foreigners and warns they cannot hold the detainees forever.
According to UNICEF, an estimated 3,000 foreign children are currently housed at the Al-Hol camp which has taken in most of the massive influx of people fleeing the scrap of the IS ‘caliphate’ in recent weeks.
They originate from at least 43 different countries, many of which have been reluctant to tackle the issue of their possible repatriation.