British girls as young as 14 becoming ‘jihadi brides’ of Islamic State fighters in Syria

British girls as young as 14 are being helped to join Islamic State fighters in Syria as jihadi brides in increasing numbers by London-based “facilitators”, the Standard had learnt.

Teenagers are being helped with applying for passports, given funding and sometimes even accompanied to the region after being groomed online.

Pockets of east London in particular are becoming hotbeds for organised groups of men and women helping young IS supporters to get to the Syrian conflict zone, the Standard has learned.

Haras Rafiq, an expert at British counter-terrorism think-tank the Quilliam Foundation, says the organisation is “aware” of groups working across London but particularly in the east of the capital.

He said: “The average age is being reduced. Some of the girls getting out there are only 14.

h/t Suzanne

  • Alain

    That just is not acceptable as they are over-the-hill. Where are the nine year olds or younger?

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Good riddance. We should have a collection to help pay for the air tickets to get as many of these nutjobs out of the country as possible.

    • winniec

      Fine, but there’s no legal way to stop them from returning. Western countries need a Devil’s Island for terrorists.

  • winniec

    Has anyone asked the obvious? Why do girls as young as 14 and raised in England want to go to a war zone and marry men WHO TWIST ISLAM? Didn’t anyone say that ISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM?

    • Minicapt

      It’s because Isis just cannot make up her mind.


    • WalterBannon

      twist islam? you are woefully ill informed about the nature of islam

  • phuque uguugle

    Sadly if they are that dumb and programmed let them go.<:o(

  • WalterBannon

    As long as they are having their citizenship revoked and are banned from ever returning I say great, how can we help increase the number of self-deporting muslim colonists?