UK Mother Abandons Children To Join ISIS

Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter
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An unemployed mother who dabbles in witchcraft has abandoned her two children to wage jihad with her 20-year-old husband on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Sally Jones, 45, reportedly left the U.K. last year to meet up with her jihadi husband — a suspect in the beheading of American journalist James Foley — in the ISIS-controlled province of Raqqa, Syria, the London Evening Standard reports.

 Jones' husband. (Photo: Twitter/@UmmHussain101)

(Photo: Twitter/@UmmHussain101)

Jones, aka Sukinah Hussain, was a conspiracy theory and witchcraft forum commenter, and used to play in a punk girlband. Neighbors told the Standard she’s a “nightmare,” and claimed to be able to talk to spirits on Facebook.

The Standard tweeted this composite image — the photo on the left was posted to her Facebook and the other her Twitter account:

Before he left the U.K. to join ISIS, her husband, Junaid Hussain, spent six months in jail in 2012 for publishing Tony Blair’s address book online and bothering a counter-terrorism hotline. He’s now busy “refreshing his ‘kaffir killing skills,’ she tweeted according to the Standard, and she is eager to behead Christians “with a nice blunt knife.”

Her brother told the Standard her family is distressed. “She fell in love and went away,” he said. Jones left behind two sons, ages 10 and 14.

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