Good. They deserve it. They had it coming. We certainly don’t want any of them to return…
‘Dozens of foreign ISIS brides are being sentenced to death in Iraq as the country exacts its revenge…’
DOZENS of foreign ISIS brides are being sentenced to death in Iraq as the country exacts its revenge after three years of jihadi occupation.
Pleading that they themselves are victims, the women were given 10 minutes to beg for their lives before judges decided their sentence.
Many of them find little sympathy with the Iraqi judiciary and locals and are despised for their support of their militant husbands, who tore the country apart between 2014 and 2017.
French citizen Djamila Boutoutao, 29, appeared in court last month and claimed: “I thought I had married a rapper. It was only when we arrived in Turkey for a week-long ‘holiday’ that I discovered my husband was a jihadist.”
She reappeared in court again last week alongside 14 other women, The Guardian reported, where she begged to keep her daughter.
She is among an estimated 1900 French citizens and 40,000 foreigners who travelled to join ISIS’s so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
“I’m going mad here. I’m facing a death sentence or life in prison. No one tells me anything, not the ambassador, not people in prison,” she said.
“Don’t let them take my daughter away. I am willing to offer money if you can contact my parents. Please get me out of here.”
According to the paper, at least 40 women have been sentenced to death, while it’s believed around 300 people in total with links to ISIS have so far been executed.
More than 1000 people have been placed in Baghdad jails after being identified as either members of the group or relatives of fighters.
Most of the women are widowed and many are the only caregiver left for the small children born to terrorist dads.
Last month, a court in Baghdad handed 19 Russian women life sentences for “joining and supporting” the terror group.
Al-Jazeera reported many of them claimed they were misled into making the trip to Iraq.
One said: “I did not know we were in Iraq. I went with my husband and my children to Turkey to live there and then I suddenly discovered I was actually in Iraq.”
The broadcaster reports that more than 20,000 have been detained on suspicion of ties to the group.
Originally published as ISIS brides’ 10 minutes to beg for lives