Shocka! Indonesian family finds out joining ISIS not a smart move after all!

Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

Burqa Baked Brain

AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

Each of her two dozen relatives found something in it for them. Free education and health care for the girls. Paying outstanding debts for her father and uncle. Finding work for the youngest men.

And the biggest bonus: a chance to live in what was depicted as an ideal Islamic society on the ascendant.

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  • pettifog

    Whenever I read stories like this, I always figure “it serves them right”. Well, it does…a seventeen year old girl persuades 24 others, adults and children, to travel to a war zone because they want to live in an “Islamic” society. Well, newsflash, a war zone is the ultimate Islamic society. I can’t wait for them to end up invited to Canada by Justin T.

    • That was my first reaction too. I have six very intelligent offspring and I would never have so much as taken a recommendation for a book to buy without reading the reviews first when they were 17. My gsecond thought was that it was just blind luck that she found the ISIS site before she got the email from the daughter of the former oil minister of Nigeria… But then, I realized that the wild card here is really Islam. The more you study it, the stupider you get.

    • canminuteman

      The average IQ in Indonesia is 87. They are not that bright, but they are Mensa material next to the 67 average they score in Somalia.

  • The Butterfly

    I still don’t understand why “raqqa” isn’t yet a word in various languages that means “big radioactive hole in ground”.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    When you step back and look at it, they joined ISIS and moved to the Islamic State because they THOUGHT it had better welfare.
    The urge to leach off of others is irresistible in the Islamic mindset.
    This is why we must bar ALL immigrants from ALL forms of welfare from the moment their feet hit our land.
    We also need to abolish the concept of refugee immigration, regardless of the atrocities that they claim to be running from.

  • k1962

    I guess these people never watch the news or that their news portrays IS as a paradise. That or the brutal violence is appealing to them.

  • Millie_Woods

    I don’t know if that’s ‘the ideal Islamic society’ but it seems to be the typical Islamic society.

  • Leave. Them. There.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Set them all on fire Tiki torch style

  • Tooth&Claw

    They were sold an Islamic fantasy. The reality didn’t live up to the hype. Knowing Islam and it’s prophet, you’re either deluded or didn’t understand what was written in the Koran.