German girl, 16, who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty as Iraqi PM warns: ‘Teenagers are accountable for their actions when it amounts to killing innocent people’

A German teenager who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty, Iraq’s Prime Minister has warned.

Linda Wenzel was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July and is now being held in Baghdad where her fate rests in the hands of the country’s court system.

The 16-year-old, who left her home in Pulsnitz, eastern Germany, last year to join the terror group, is desperate to return to Europe amid fears she could spend years in jail.

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  • Barrington Minge

    And those who live by the sword……
    Lets get thisa straight. She ran away to join so called ISIS, killed people, and now just expects to go home.
    Think again dear, real life doesn’t work like that. There is such a thing called justice and it can be real tough!!

  • Clink9

    Weird … we just give them $10 million CDN and send them on their way.

    • David Murrell

      The Liberal party and national-media elites have a different set of values, sadly.

  • Manual Paleologos

    Excellent. Hang her publicly.

  • CodexCoder

    If she isn’t imprisoned, there will be more ignorant teenagers flocking to the Middle East to join the ranks of the underdog ISIS (yes, I use the term underdog mockingly). That which is rewarded is repeated. That which is punished is not. Actions have consequences and if the consequences are not experienced, then wisdom is not achieved.

  • BillyHW

    Can I be the one to flip the switch on her? Pretty please?

  • Del Evans

    Hang her and broadcast it in Europe

  • P_F

    Iraqi PM warns: ‘Teenagers are accountable for their actions when it amounts to killing innocent people’

    Canadian govt. believes in rewarding teenager jihadi murderers & showering them with tens of millions of dollars.

    • Alain

      Gee when an Iraqi gets it right and no Western leader does, you know we are in trouble.

    • Clink9

      “Iraqi PM makes more sense than Canada’s, film at 11.”

  • barryjr

    I like this guy.

  • dukestreet

    She would be punished at home as well. Maybe if she doesn’t get the death penalty and spends a long time in prison in Iraq, then is released to go home and spends 10 years in prison in Germany, other young people will get the message that the consequences are is more severe than they could possibly live with. Hopefully that will slow the flow of European teenagers into fighting with ISIS.

  • Hard Little Machine

    She should have move back to Europe – they’d giver her a parade.

  • Leave her there.

  • UCSPanther

    When a kid picks up a weapon and joins a hostile force, they are enemy combatants and therefore, valid targets. I have no pity for this girl.

  • Lightstream

    Funny how they all want to go home when they’re caught.

  • Maggat

    Sorry sweetie pie but, you are about to find out that life is not a fairy tale. You will have to answer for your actions. Both to the authorities, God, and accept your punishment for what you did to yourself.

  • Dave

    In a word, good.