Remember this story next time you read an account of an innocent ISIS wife. The only reason we know this German woman tied up a 5 -year-old girl & left her to die of thirst is because she blabbed to an informant and the Yazidi mother survived = rare
What conclusions do think we can draw from this particular case when it comes to other cases? Apart from the general one that, yes, women can be heinous criminals just like men. Which is little use when it comes to questions of personal culpability or not of other IS women...
Takeaway for me is: Beware of ISIS women who claim they were merely housewives. This woman was a housewife and look at what she did. The caliphate is a black hole in terms of forensic evidence. Very easy for people to claim innocence.
Let's not go down that road. These are people who have made a very bad series of decisions; decisions influenced by war, famine, abuse, and terrible policy failures. This woman is an example of a society that has failed. We are all to blame.
When I read the article I was struck by the fact that the woman on trial bought a five year old girl to be her slave. When she wet the bed they chained her up outside to die from the extreme heat. Some bad decisions are called murder.
A "miserable world" and there being a lot of misery in the world are two completely different things. We are actually living in probably the most peaceful era... But there is a lot of misery in the world. It isn't a miserable world. So cheer up and work for the betterment of us.
She literally informed on herself to an undercover agent how her husband & her chained a 5year old outside in the sun during scorching temperatures for wetting the bed and left her to die. forgive me if I have no sympathy towards slavers, child murderers & ISIS members.