The Teen Who Became Poster Girl For ISIS Is Dead, Now Her Horrifying Death Is A Cautionary Tale

Last year, a 17-year-old girl from Austria went to Syria to fight for the so-called Islamic State. Now it is reported that she has been beaten to death by the terror group after attempting to flee. Once she was a poster girl for ISIS, now she should serve as a cautionary tale to any other misguided youth that believe there is anything noble in Daesh.

In April 2014, teenage friends, Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovicran, of Bosnian origin, ran away from their Vienna homes. They left a note for their families which read: “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah and we will die for him.”

Soon, pictures were circulating around of the world of the girls in Raqqa, having traveled via Turkey to join ISIS. They had graduated from iPhone wielding selfies in western clothes, to kalashnikov-weilding portrait photographs wearing Burkhas. They became the poster girls for ISIS. Sabina told foreign journalists:

“Here I can really be free. I can practice my religion. I couldn’t do that in Vienna.”

But by October, they were married, pregnant, and full of regret.

Shortly after, Sabina was dead. ISIS said she was killed in fighting, but Samra wrote to her family saying that she wanted to flee as she couldn’t bear the brutality of the fighters.

The IB Times reports:

Now Austrian media sources say Samra was killed when she tried to leave Raqqa, beaten to death by IS thugs. The Austrian government has yet to confirm the reports. Foreign ministry spokesman Thomas Schnöll, said: “We cannot comment on individual cases.”

It is believed she was attempting to escape when she was captured and battered to death.

Like so many others, Sabina and Samra were groomed by the terror group. According to the Mirror, Islamic State have launched social media grooming programs to lure poor and vulnerable girls by promising them a “brave and strong husband.” On arrival, the girls are married off to fighters as “rewards” where they are often physically and sexually abused. These are the same men who Human Rights Watch found to be conducting a “lottery,” whereby they picked from girls as young as eight-years-old to rape.

Sabina and Samra fell into the trap and were consumed by it.

They were the poster girls for ISIS, now let them serve as a cautionary tale. There is no honor in Daesh, only violence and death.

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