Acoording to RT, the Austrian authorities have stopped two schoolgirls who were willing to leave the country and join the jihadists in the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). A third girl was planning to join them, but was stopped by her mother.
A 14-year-old girl and her friend, 15, both from Vienna, were earlier reported missing, said Interior Ministry official Alexander Marakovits.
The third girl, who is 17 years old, was planning to join them in Graz, the second-largest city in Austria. However, her mother became suspicious of the large suitcase she was taking and stopped her from going.
The elder girl’s mother decided to call the local police on Saturday and they managed to track down her two friends.
The girls were reportedly born in Austria. The parents of the 15-year-old have Iraqi origins, but have lived in Austria for about 20 years. The younger girl reportedly comes from a foster home. It is still unclear how and why the girls decided to join the Islamic militants.
The teens told police that they didn’t like Austria, reported Kronen Zeitung newspaper. They were planning to go to Syria or Iraq, said AP.
According to Marakovits, one of the girls comes from a Muslim family, while the other is a convert. Both are now wearing burqas.
"They are victims who have fallen in with the wrong circle of friends," he said, adding that the teens were "lured [to Syria] with false promises."
The Interior Ministry didn't reveal what the girls planned to do there.
This is not the first case in Austria when citizens have attempted to join the Islamic State.
In April, two girls from Vienna, Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, disappeared from their homes.
The first hints of where the girls went were a number of social media posts claiming the girls had gone to fight a ‘holy war’.
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In the city of Wuppertal in Germany a group of Salafist Muslims have created a squad of "Sharia Police", enforcing Sharia Law during the night in the city.
There is no surprise in the message of the Sharia Police:
"No gambling, no music, no alcohol, no kafirs."
According NBC News, small groups of hardline Salafist Muslims have been patrolling the streets of a German city hoping to "influence and recruit young people," police said. The groups were seen in the western city of Wuppertal wearing bright orange reflective vests with "Shariah Police" on the back. "This was seen as a violation against Germany’s public assembly law and charges were filed,” police spokesman Andre Schwanicke told NBC News. Officials say they have increased the police presence in the city.
On CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning, host Brian Stelter spoke with radical Muslim cleric Anjam Choudary, who last week got into a fifteen minute-long shouting match with Fox News commentator Sean Hannity.
Stelter start with question: “When you saw the video of Jim Foley being beheaded earlyer this month, how did you react?”
“There is no doubt that beheading someone is terrorising act and I believe that is Islamic State agenda to terrorise enemies to leave Muslims alone. Remember that as far they are concerns American and British committed all kind of atrocities in that same aria.” Choudary answered.
In the wake of journalist James Foley's brutal beheading, a 22-year-old woman is vowing to copycat his execution and become the first female jihadist from the United Kingdom to kill a Western captive in Syria, according to Huffington Post.
Khadijah Dare, originally from London, England, is married to a Swedish man and Islamic State fighter named Abu Bakr. The couple moved to Syria in 2012 and are currently living alongside the extremist militant group with their son, according to London's Evening Standard.
According to Atheism UK, on 12th August the Home Office refused the fresh asylum claim of Syed Mohammad Tabish.
However the Home Office rejected his asylum claim asserting that none of the evidence provided amounted to fresh new evidence.
Syed Tabish faces being deported to Pakistan in mid September. The Taliban and his family have threatened to kill him on his return to Pakistan.