Leaving the caliphate: The struggle of one Isis bride to get home

“No, Abu Bakr, leave it alone!” A woman shouts at her five-year-old son as he reaches out to pet a chicken that is penned into the corner of the warm, filthy room by jerry cans filled with water.

Curly haired Abu Bakr ends up being roughly pulled away by his mother, 20-year-old Lebanese Nour al-Huda.

The eldest of four – soon to be five, as Nour is pregnant – scowls but does as he’s told. He’s nicknamed for the leader of Isis, Nour explains, before reflecting on the reason the chicken is there.

“I am going home in two days,” she says, clearly delighted. “Maybe we’ll have the chicken to celebrate.”

  • BillyHW

    Why hasn’t she been curb-stomped?

    • Barrington Minge

      Is she the result of FGM?

  • Sharkibark

    I don’t give a single sh*t about the plight of these women.

  • k2

    Isn’t that cute?! She nicknamed one her children Abu Bakr. How sweet. And she’s working on child #4 – or is it #5? – at the ripe old age of 20? Cripes.

  • pdxnag

    Jihadi factory.

  • Leave. Her. There.

  • k1962

    Leave them there.

  • Nermal

    It’s like only killing the older male rats and expecting the chicken coop to be pest free.