HAMBURG, Germany — Last Wednesday, German police in Hamburg arrested a 24-year-old woman on charges of membership in the Islamic State (ISIS). According to the Public Prosecutor, in September 2014, the arrested woman traveled to Syria when she was a minor to join her husband who was involved in the ranks of ISIS and whom she married according to Islamic law.
There, she was placed in the women’s house several times since 2014 and was given Islamic faith lessons according to ISIS extremist ideology.
She also instructed children born between 2015 and 2017 in ISIS ideology, which also included weapons training.
Text messages from the women were obtained by authorities in which she talked about her trip to Syria with the intention of promoting ISIS.
According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, she was charged with joining ISIS, in addition to practicing violence with war weapons in Syria and Iraq until the year 2018.