British jihadi bride who fled to Syria has written guide on how to be a war widow

A British jihadi bride who fled to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter has written a guide on how to be a war widow, sparking rumours her extremist husband has been killed.

Privately-educated Aqsa Mahmood, who left her privileged life in Glasgow to join ISIS militants in Syria, has taken to social media to hit out at jihadists for ‘failing to tell their wives what will happen to them after they die’.

The 20-year-old, who was taught at Glasgow’s £3,500-a-term Craigholme girls’ school, has also demanded fighter wives to read-up on how long they need to wait before remarrying under strict religious laws.

In one recent post, she said: ‘You already knew you wanted to marry a Mujahid [a person who is engaged in jihad] so why did you not read up on what will be the rulings for you after his departure?

‘Sisters, it is very important you read up on all the information you can find on your Iddah [period of waiting], it’s rules and regulations.’