Sunday, November 06, 2016
French Woman Who Escaped from ISIS in Syria Recounts Her Ordeal
In a recent TV report, Umm Maryam, a young French woman who went to Syria to join her husband in ISIS talked about her disillusionment and her ordeal. "All they want is money," she said, adding that ISIS did not give them zakkat, even though she was seven months pregnant. She recounted how, after her husband was killed in battle, she was forced to marry an ISIS emir. According to the Alaan TV report, after attempting to escape, Umm Maryam was thrown in prison, where she was beaten and tortured. She managed to escape on her third attempt. The report aired on October 21.