Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Middle East

Wives of the caliphate: 3 ISIS widows share their stories

By Hunar Ahmed 12/11/2018
-
Thousands of foreign fighters traveled from Europe, the Americas, and Asia to join the Islamic State group (ISIS) and its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Now the group has lost its major urban strongholds – particularly its de facto capital of Raqqa – the wives and children of these slain fighters face an uncertain future in camps across the region. 

With governments reluctant to take back their radicalized citizens, these women and children wait in the care of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – their status somewhere between refugee and captive. 

Rudaw’s Hunar Ahmed spoke to three of these ISIS widows in Syria to learn what they now think about the extremist brand of Islam they lived under and what the future has in store for them. 


Comments

 
Stewee Guy
Stewee Guy | 13/11/2018
Isn't shame that some Kurdish women copy ISIS women dress code ?. Isn't shame to replace the Kurdish customs and Kurdish traditional head covers with ISIS customs ?. Shame on the Kurdish Islamic Parties who have only on goal in mind to erase the Kurdish Identity and become a forever slave for the Arabs.
gogo | 14/11/2018
Let them to marry with locals there.
anon | 15/11/2018
equality, treat them as you would treat any man.
joe bloggs | 28/11/2018
let those who do not believe in cold blooded violence for kicks to make their own choice and leave this cult.
Post a New Comment
Comment as a guest or Login for more enhanced interactive experience

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

FAUthman | 11/25/2018 5:41:14 PM
US will not just pack up and leave after ISIS final defeat and let chaos ensue with Turks, Persians and everyone else rushing in to take over. As...
Freddy | 12/13/2018 3:37:56 AM
The US can not abandon the North eastern Kurds to a 2 front war w Turkey in the North and SAA to the south.I think some kind of deal w Damuscus is...
To fight ISIS the US has to placate Turkey and protect Syria's Kurds
| 23/11/2018 | (6)
tim | 12/12/2018 8:38:13 PM
erdoganTurkey - is all what the world don´t needs.: radical islamists, fascists, jihadis, hamas friends, muslim brotherhood,supporter of almost all...
guest2002 | 12/13/2018 3:24:42 AM
Turks are jihadi savages. They want to kill all Kurds in anyway possible. Is anyone surprised??? But this time things are different. Those Turkish...
Turkey sends tanks, howitzers to Syrian border: report
| yesterday at 07:26 | (12)
traitors | 11/17/2018 12:53:43 AM
Who the fuck gives a shit about Khashoggi execution I can’t believe that this moron didn’t recognize he was missused by the Turks and now being...
SickOfTheSameRant | 12/13/2018 12:03:25 AM
Ahh the ISIS rant again.. A group that is actually left in limbo for that it provides excuses for anyone involved. YPG had the chance to break up...
Balancing Kurdish, Turkish allies ‘comes at a cost on battlefield’: Jeffrey
| 16/11/2018 | (7)
guest | 12/12/2018 10:12:18 PM
Imagine being a sunni and nominating a shia after all the death and suffering that shias inflicted on the sunni population. These are not "sunnis"...
Sunni rift over Ministry of Defence widens
| yesterday at 11:45 | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Top SDF commander vows strong response if Turkey attacks northeast Syria 1 hour ago |

Top SDF commander vows strong response if Turkey attacks northeast Syria

“If there is a Turkish attack, the YPG forces more
Nadia Murad announces visit for reopening of main Duhok-Shingal road 3 hours ago |

Nadia Murad announces visit for reopening of main Duhok-Shingal road

"I am very thankful that results showed up soon more
0.172 seconds