Charlie's Angels... traveling to ISISland

Three young girls feared to be on the way to Syria

The past few days there is the news of three young Muslim school girls (two are 15 and one is 16) who have disapeared from home and may be on the way to Syria.

There are pleas for their return and not to go to Syria.

Ignoring the whole craziness of them going to ISIS lands, there is a question of how it happened and how will they be treated if they return.

We know from past experience that many who went to Syria, maybe with good intentions, got caught up in the violence are returned to the UK because they disagreed with the militant groups have been arrested, convicted and imprisoned with long prison sentences. People who have carried out promotion for ISIS on social media are also given long sentences.

On the other hand there are multiple cases where non Muslims who have actively prepared and trained to carry out mass killings that have been released because in this case the jury could not confirm the intentions were to actually carry out the attacks that were being prepared and planned (and in previous cases the individuals were not even charged under anti terrorism legislation).

There are also cases of other young radicalised men and women going to the middle east to carry out terrorist attrocities where no one bats an eyelid - they are not Muslims.

If these girls do not go to Syria (the link to Syria so far is a friend that reportedly did go to Syria), how will they be treated upon their return?

Will they be treated as the young girls they are or as hardened terrorists made out to be a threat to the UK and its citizens?

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Three girls go to Turkey/Syria to join ISIS. Do we know if they have joined ISIS?

All we know for certain, they have left behind three sets of greaving parents who are now asking themselves, Why? Did we fail them in anyway? Will we see them ever again?

We know from past experience that many who went to Syria, maybe with good intentions, got caught up in the violence are returned to the UK because they disagreed with the militant groups have been arrested, convicted and imprisoned with long prison sentences. People who have carried out promotion for ISIS on social media are also given long sentences.

One could say, that the ones who have come back home to the UK, even if in jail, are the lucky ones. I should imagine if a young Muslim, boy, or indeed a girl, is shocked and disgusted by some of the attrocities commited by ISIS. If their disgust etc is seen, or made known, they might well receive a bullet in the back of the head.

The problem with young Muslim Boys, or indeed Girls, who do return home. Is how radicalised are they now? Have they been involved in horrible crimes, murder, rape etc? Have ISIS got suficient evidence to prove their guilt of the above crimes? Will they use this evidence to create a sleeper cell for ISIS within the west?

That is the problem, do the authorities, a] give them a gentle slap on the wrist and let them back into society? or b] keep them under lock and key, until their usefulness to ISIS is over? These are difficult decisions to have to make.

In life things are never just as straight forward as they seem. To look at the intrigues that go on around us, and also a good read, pickm up some John le Carre novels. Or check out his site.  http://www.johnlecarre.com/

 

A question that has been on my mind is... with ISIS pretending to follow early interpretations of Islam fully...

how do they get around these girls traveling without and eventually marrying without a wali?

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

It is interesting that Turkish sites have mentioned that these girls were trafficked with the help of a Canadian intelligence officer who has since been held.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

You wrote:
It is interesting that Turkish sites have mentioned that these girls were trafficked with the help of a Canadian intelligence officer who has since been held.

New reports suggests the intelligence officer was a Syrian national working for another intelligence agency. Canada has denied that it was theirs.

The news is also featuring lower in the order than you would expect.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

Reports suggest that the Turkish Authorities have in custody a Syrian National working for Canadian intelligence getting funding from the UK.

Western Media has decided that it is more interested in other news stories.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.