Widow Of Dead ISIS Soldier Writes A Letter To His Leaders- What She Wrote, Might Get Her Killed

Widow Of Dead ISIS Soldier Writes A Letter To His Leaders- What She Wrote, Might Get Her Killed

The widow of an Islamic State jihadi has risked her life by writing a letter to complain about the group’s senior figures and the way they treat the families of dead fighters. She may have just signed her own death warrant:

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The open letter is thought to have been circulated on pro-ISIS websites, despite the fact the woman could be killed for voicing discontent from within the terror organisation’s stronghold in Syria.

Anyone who dares to criticise ISIS from the inside is branded ‘murtad’, meaning apostate, and face being whipped, tortured and even being executed.

The woman, who is believed to be a Westerner, calls herself al-Muhajirahm in the letter which was posted online under the title ‘A Reminder to the Leaders of the Islamic State’ on January 27.

Voice of America reports she complains about the treatment of some widows within ISIS, who she says are not given the support they need after their husbands ‘martyr’ themselves.

She wrote: ‘Imagine that you’ve helped a sister who requested zakat (charity) two days ago, but you have ignored the sister who has been waiting a month before.

‘She cries every night, concerned about how to feed her children as her husband is martyred.

‘The tears that roll down her cheeks and the pain she suffers will be something you will be asked about and accountable for.’

Dissatisfaction from within ISIS is rarely voiced, presumably because of the ramifications faced by those who speak out.

The letter was posted on JustPaste.It and was spotted by Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a group that monitors online terror activity.

‘Such criticism is almost never found in such a widely circulated document,’ Anat Agron, a MEMRI researcher told VoA. ‘In the past, IS members have publicly criticized aspects of life in the Islamic State, however, normally such posts were swiftly deleted.’

I am amazed that this letter even made it to Western media. I am hopeful that she will not die herself, but it seems unlikely. I am sure we do not have the same church, but I will pray for her safety and well being. It’s time that ISIS is held accountable for what they do to families – and the rest of the world.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

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