A UK-born jihadi bride who married the highest ranking American Islamic State fighter said she was driven to join the terror group by “racism” in Britain.
Tania Georgelas said she was “radicalised” to hate the West and join Islamic State after facing bigotry while growing up in Harrow, northwest London, as one of five children born to Bangladeshi parents.
Georgelas, who is now 33, did not elaborate on any of the “racism” she allegedly suffered, but went on to describe the September 11 terror attacks which took place in 2001 as the turning point for her conversion to “hardcore” Islamism.
“I saw the towers being crashed into and I went to school the next day,”’ she told The Atlantic.
“I said to my friend: ‘Oh isn’t it dreadful what happened’ and she looked at me and said: ‘Is it really?’ At that point I became really jihadi hardcore.”…