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Dramatic campaign

Syrian women’s video plea to British mothers to stop their children joining ISIS

By WITW Staff on January 12, 2016

British authorities have put together a video campaign featuring Syrian refugee women in hopes of convincing their British counterparts to be proactive in preventing their daughters from trying to join the Islamic State. Three Syrian refugees speak candidly about how girls face torture and death in ISIS and may never been seen again. “It could be the last time you ever see [your daughter], talk to her or see her face. Talk to her about the reality of life in a country torn apart by war, how different it will be to the image that is being portrayed,” one woman says.

About 56 women and girls are believed to have gone to Syria from the U.K. to join the group.  British officials have warned that those who travel to join ISIS will likely never be able to return to England, and put together the video to urge British mothers to do everything they can to prevent children from joining.

“Children have been taken to dangerous places and are at great risk; vulnerable people have been brainwashed into travelling,” one official, Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams, said. “My message to mothers across the region is to please come forward if you have any concerns about your loved ones who may be considering travel to Syria.”

Read the full story at The Telegraph.


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