Relatives of at least four young Quebecers who have started families with ISIS militants hope their daughters will be able to return to Canada, now that the group appears to have lost major territorial control in Syria and Iraq.
Herman Deparice-Okomba, director of Montreal’s Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, says he began to receive a higher number of calls from the young women’s families at the beginning of October.
“We are talking about four to five families with whom we talk to daily,” he said, adding that he has seen photos of the women’s children.
These women are married to fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, not leaders of the group, Deparice-Okomba said.
The CBC paints the savages as victims.