It’s vaguely reminiscent of kids sending pictures home from camp. Only in this case, the camp is in Syria, the “counselors” are members of the Islamic State, and the “camper” is a British radicalized teenage girl named Amira Abase who ran off to fight alongside the terrorists bent on establishing a worldwide caliphate.
Only 15 years old, Abase posted the tweet below on April 5, presumably to let her parents back home know she’s eating well. Dawla means “state” in Arabic, and in this case refers to the Islamic State. Um Ayoub, at whom the tweet is posted, claims to be a 16-year-old and tweeted earlier this year “uh wanna behead some kafiirs now,” referring to unbelievers.
— umm uthman britaniya (@BinttAbbas) April 5, 2015
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The “About Me” section of Abase’s reported Twitter page carries the words Ahadun Ahad, which is a religious phrase meaning “the one and only God.” Abase has tweeted out many Islamic religious phrases and sayings. In early February, she retweeted Piers Morgan about the killing of three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
On Feb. 8, Abase tweeted “I feel like I don’t belong in this era,” followed by “Imagine living at the time of the prophet sub han Allah. The Arabic phrase means “God be praised.” She also tweeted a picture of three girls dressed in abayas under the caption “Sisters” on Feb. 7:
Sisters ☀️ pic.twitter.com/JxQo31K5j1
— umm uthman britaniya (@BinttAbbas) February 7, 2015
Abase’s last activity on Twitter was a retweet on Feb. 16 of the message ”we know death is certain but do we even prepare ourselves?” A day later Abase told her father she was headed to a wedding but actually boarded a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul. She was joined by 15-year-old Shamima Begum and 16-year-old Kadiza Sultana, also Brits.
The three teens are now training with the Islamic State’s brutal, all-female Khansaa Brigade in the Syrian city of Raqqa, according to International Business Times. The outfit is tasked with finding wives for fighters, recruiting foreigners, and punishing females for breaking Islamic State rules.
This report, by Erica Wenig, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.