Teen Jihadi Bride “Poster Girl” Beaten to Death After Trying to Escape
Austria has been the unexpected focal point for ISIS recruitment and only two months after the mastermind of the attacks in Paris was apprehended and released at a checkpoint in Austria, the country has learned of the brutal murder of a teenaged Austrian girl at the hands of the radical Islamic extremists.
Samra Kesinovic was only 17 when she left her home and family in Vienna with a friend, Sabina Selimovic, to marry ISIS militants in Syria.
Now a source in the unofficial ISIS capital of Raqqa has reported that Samra was beaten to death for the crime of trying to return home. Her friend, Sabrina was killed earlier in the year according to a report by the United Nations.
The two girls were only two of many Austrian teenaged girls who have been duped by promises of a life of romance as helpmates alongside their jihadi husbands.
Instead, the so-called “jihadi brides” have found themselves used as poster girls for both propaganda purposes, with photographs of them in full black burkas and holding weapons appearing on social media.
Terrorist experts say some of the photographs of the two girls smiling and carrying weapons appear to be photoshopped by ISIS as recruitment propaganda.
The girls, who grew up in the beautiful capital city of Austria with Western freedom to choose their clothes, their friends and their words, were radicalized by imams at their local mosque who convinced then that taking part in the so-called “holy war” was the only path to true peace.
Last April, the two girls ran away from their homes with only the clothes on their back after leaving a note for their parents. “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah — and we will die for him.”
Austrian authorities say the two traveled through Turkey, walking across the Syrian border where they were almost immediately married to ISIS terrorists.
Later reports surfaced claiming that the girls wanted to go home, but were afraid to attempt an escape from their new lives for fear of punishment and not being accepted if they returned to Austria.
Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck confirmed their concerns, “The main problem is about people coming back to Austria. Once they leave, it is almost impossible. They become associated with ISIS and its savagery.”
Teenage girls from Britain, France and the United States have also been lured to Syria by savvy ISIS media specialists promising adventure and the opportunity to serve their religion only to find that they are being used to procreate and present a smiling face to the outside world.