A 23 year-old Syrian woman and Islamic State defector now offers a chilling account of the treatment of female recruits by terror leaders.
Using the alias “Um Asma” and fully covered by a niqab with only a slit for her eyes, the young woman told German press: “The caliphate is not what you think it is. Women are whipped, sold and stoned. Corpses are on display publicly for weeks,” reports Fox News.
Before outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Asma says she led an ordinary life, listening to music, dancing and even hanging out with Christians.
But after the Islamic State captured Raqqa in 2013, Asma says she joined the Khansaa Brigade, the terror group’s all-female force, simply to survive. (RELATED: Islamic State Uses Female Brigade To Crack Down On Women, Says Activist)
The unit would bring up to 50 foreign female recruits from the Turkish border into Syria at a time, says Asma. Once inside Islamic State territory, they undertook four-week training on firearm usage and studied the Quran, reports Fox News.
The Islamic State uses online propaganda to lure females into joining the its ranks. Three British teenage girls flew to Turkey and allegedly crossed into Syria to join the terror group earlier this year.
And a 19 year-old Colorado woman was sentenced to four years in prison for attempting to wage jihad in Syria after falling in love with an Islamic State fighter online.
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