Sunday, February 22, 2015
Three UK School Girls Left Homes To Join Daesh
The families of three British school girls feared to be travelling to join Daesh group in Syria issued emotional appeals to them to come home. Close friends Kadiza Sultana, 17, 15-year-old Shamima Begum and Amira Abbasi left their East London homes Tuesday and flew to Istanbul. Turkey is a key entry point for those seeking travel to Syria. Police believe the three girls- all of whom are high academic achievers- were following the example of a friend who fled to join Daesh in December. Abbasi's family issued a statement/appeal for their daughter," You are strong, smart, beautiful and we are hoping you will make the right decision.". Sltana's family said they were feeling 'completely distressed' and that her departure was a 'complete nightmare'. Their families said," all of you have strong feelings and want to help those you believe are suffering in Syria, you can help from home, you do not need to put yourself in danger." The girls flew to Istanbul on a Turkish airline flight from London's Gatwick airport.