Two teenage girls ran away from home to join the Islamic State of Iraq. They were led to believe that their Western lifestyle was evil. If they wanted to learn true peace they should fight a holy war in Syria.
Last April, Samara Kesinovis (17) and Sabina Selimovic (15) left Austria for their new home. They married Chechen fighters and became pregnant while living in the city of Ragga. It became a big story that two young girls left their home in Vienne to fight a holy war. These girls were turned into heroes by the Islamic State.
Pictures were taken of them wearing Muslim clothing and holding guns. These pictures were essentially used as advertisements for recruitment. They were not taken on the girls own accord. A security service insider in Austria stated,
It is clear that whoever is operating the pages are not the girls, and that they are being used for propaganda.
It did not take long for them to become disillusioned with their new, brutal and oppressive, lifestyle. They have contacted their parents and have begged to come home. This may be too little too late, because once someone gives up their citizenship it becomes almost impossible to get it back.