Teenage ‘poster girls for ISIS’ who moved to Syria want to come home

Oct 11, 2014 by

The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, who grew up in the Austrian capital Vienna, were persuaded to head to Syria and take part in the holy war in April.

The girls had started lecturing schoolmates about their lifestyle and when they left Vienna in April they left behind a note telling their parents: ‘Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah – and we will die for him’.

Samra Kesinovic, 16, who is thought to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State

Left is Samra Kesinovic, 16, who is thought to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State. On the right is 15-year-old Sabina Selimovic who went with her – the two are believed to now want to return home

A photo posted on the girls’ social media accounts. Doubts have now been cast regarding the authenticity of the picture – it’s thought pictures of other people have been posted to their social media pages

Once they arrived it is believed they were married off to local fighters and both the girls are thought to be pregnant.

Police in their homeland Austria say that the girls’ social media accounts were taken over and manipulated to broadcast what they now think were fake messages about the life they were having, and using them as poster girls to encourage other young girls to head to Syria.

via Teenage ‘poster girls for ISIS’ who moved to Syria want to come home | Daily Mail Online.

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