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Runaway wife

Radicalized mom flees husband with her two kids to join ISIS

By Cynthia Allum on March 24, 2015

After 14 years of marriage, 33-year-old Rehana Begum Islam grabbed her two children and abandoned her husband in the middle of the night. Islam, her eight-year-old son, and her three-year-old daughter took a plane from Heathrow to Istanbul, and later crossed the border into war-torn Syria, to join ISIS. “I hope she comes back with my kids,” her husband Azizul Islam said. “She’s going to destroy my two kids’ lives.” Her ID documents were found on the laptop of a man who was arrested on suspicion of aiding three London schoolgirls fly into Syria to become jihadi brides. In the past year alone, more than 20 British women and girls have been lured to join militant groups. Distance has failed to protect many from the clutches of ISIS. With recruiters lurking around social media sites, radicalization can be just a few clicks away.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.