ISIS slave claims she saw Shamima Begum at terrorist training camp
A woman who was used as a sex slave by ISIS has described seeing Shamima Begum at a terrorist training camp in 2015 – and branded the former ISIS bride’s new reformed persona as ‘fake’.
The woman, using the pseudonym ‘Dila’, hails from the Yazidi people of Kurdistan who were subjected to a genocide by ISIS, with at least 5,000 murdered and twice that number kidnapped into slavery.
Now aged 20 and free, Dila described how Begum, who recently lost a Home Office appeal to return to the UK, was friends with a slave dealer who sold girls aged just 14 into a life of sexual servitude, including Dila’s own sister.
Interviewed by soldier-turned-journalist Alan Duncan in north Kurdistan, Dila said she is convinced she saw Begum at the ISIS camp in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, in lessons in which women were taught to use guns and told how to wear suicide belts.
And she was unconvinced by Begum’s more recent efforts to reinvent herself wearing western clothing and baseball caps.
Dila said: ‘It is fake by Begum. Living with ISIS women and ISIS in general I understand how they think, how loyal they are to their Sharia ideas.
‘Even if they are not in ISIS – I don’t think they have open mentality and those clothes are representing them, I am certain. They are faking facts, women of ISIS will never change, they still believe in what they believe.’
55-year-old Duncan, from Scotland, has spent years probing the atrocities carried out by ISIS, and believes Dila’s testimony to be some of the ‘compelling’ he has come across.
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