‘I Came for the Jihad’: Women Tell of Life in the Islamic State

They were the brides of the so-called Islamic State. These days, they are detained in a camp for the internally displaced north of Raqqa city. They speak to Syria Deeply about life in the caliphate, and whether or not they would return to their homes.

AIN Al-ISSA – In a dank and dingy room in a camp for internally displaced persons in northern Syria, a striking woman wearing mascara and a long black chador steps through a broken door frame.

“I don’t believe in the jihad,” she says, in perfect English, while lighting a cigarette. “I do not believe in any of these things … I just married the man that I loved.”

Aisha Abdul Gani is the 30-year-old Syrian wife of a Moroccan man who used to fight with the so-called Islamic State in the city of Raqqa. These days she is being detained with 15 other women, all married to suspected ISIS fighters, in a special section of the Ain al-Issa camp north of Raqqa city…

Also published on Fenixx.org

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