Fatima Az Zahra: Italy’s ‘Lady Jihad’ who joined Isis in Syria and then persuaded her family to follow

It is news that has transfixed Italy. In a few short years an educated and articulate young woman converted to Islam, became radicalised and went to join Isis in Syria before persuading her family to join her.

Fatima Az Zahra, née Maria Giulia Sergio, appeared on a TV talk show in 2009, debating fiercely with right-wing politicians following her conversion from Roman Catholic to Muslim.

  • Alain

    “Educated”? Clearly not in the least.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    We all could use vacuum cleaners like her.