At Least Seven Killed By Islamic Militants

From Ha-Aretz:
In a brazen daytime attack, about a dozen Islamic militants robbed a local bank, lobbed grenades and traded gunfire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials said.

The militants drove into the city center of el-Arish in the morning, then split into two groups. One group traded gunfire with the guards outside the Church of Saint George, security and military officials said. Services at the church were suspended months ago, following a wave of attacks on Christians in Sinai.

The church attack was meant as a distraction from the bank, where the second group of militants first shot and killed the bank guards, then stormed in and emptied its safe. The heavy security and military forces deployed in the city put up little resistance.

The attacks left three civilians, including a child, three guards and one soldier dead and wounded another 15 people, including women and children, the officials said.

The two groups of attackers were caught on camera while fleeing the site of the clashes in a stolen pickup and three motorcycles.

"They looted the entire bank and left explosive devices inside," a senior security official said. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

Egypt's state news agency MENA confirmed that three policemen were killed in an armed attack on the bank in el-Arish.

Panic spread in the city, which has been under a state of emergency and curfew since a series of deadly IS attacks in 2014. A bank employee appeared to have been kidnapped in Monday's attack, the officials said.

Security forces cordoned off the city center and evacuated residents living in the bank building. Pictures posted on social media by locals from el-Arish showed school girls fleeing a school located in the vicinity of the bank and the church.

Schoolteacher Ashraf Hanafi told The Associated Press that the gunfire lasted for about two hours on Monday morning.

"I rushed to my daughters' school," he said, adding that on his way he saw militants brandishing rifles and running toward the bank. He said he also saw bodies of two bleeding men lying on the ground.

The fighting came less than 24 hours after the Islamic State affiliate in Sinai killed nine soldiers in series of attacks targeting checkpoints across the nearby town of Sheikh Zweid. IS claimed responsibility in a statement carried by the extremists' Aamaq media outlet. The army said 24 attackers were killed. On Thursday, six other policemen were also killed in an attack by the militants in el-Arish.

Egypt has been struggling to combat an Islamic insurgency in the northern Sinai that gathered strength after the military overthrew of an elected Islamist president in 2013. The IS affiliate in Egypt has focused its attacks on Coptic Christians, the army and police. Thousands of Christian families have fled el-Arish, including Father Mikhail who said only 10 Christian families remain in the city.

The largest IS attack in Sinai came in 2015, when militants planted a bomb inside a Russian airliner that blew up over the peninsula after departing from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 224 people aboard. It was also IS' largest single attack in Egypt to date.

St. George's in el-Arish was attacked twice previously, first during the uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, and again after the 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

At the time, Father Mikhail said that attackers torched the church and looted everything inside, even the cables. He said the wardens only managed to rescue a few items, some icons and the church's most precious possession, the remains of St. George that were preserved inside the church.

Then last year, militants gunned down a priest from St. George's.

Sunday's attacks on military checkpoints prompted Egyptian authorities to postpone the opening of the Rafah crossing with Gaza, which had been due to open for four days. No new date has been set.

The uptick in violence comes at a time when Egypt and the Gaza Strip's ruling Palestinian militant Hamas group, have been making reconciliatory efforts, including the shutting down of underground tunnels used over the years to smuggle weapons, goods and militants to and from Gaza. Egypt has also mediated a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and it Palestinian rival, Fatah, which rules the West Bank.

The opening of the Rafah crossing was part of efforts to ease a decade-old Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the coastal territory.

Waging a two-hour attack in a busy street in the city center of el-Arish raised questions about a persistent security vacuum in the city and its surroundings, at a time the armed forces' claims of victory against militancy.

Issa Kharafeen, a tribal leader, said the attacks reflect how the military lacks good sources of information among the locals as IS has systematically hunted and gunned down informants.

"The security forces have lost the (source of) information," said Kharafeen, who himself fled el-Arish after receiving threats from IS over allegations he was cooperating with the army. "They are in need for eyes everywhere."

Sally Jones Trained Young Son To Behead Prisoners

From Express:
ISIS jihadi Sally Jones forced her “brainwashed” son to decapitate goats to train him to behead prisoners kept by the vile terror cell, it has been revealed.

Jones, once the UK’s most wanted women, was killed in a US drone strike earlier this year after dragging her child Joe Dixon to the so-called caliphate in 2013.

UK officials confirmed the kill after liaising with US intelligence officers last week amidst fears her 12-year-old son, also known as Jojo, died in the strike.

Now insiders have claimed the jihadi mother left Jojo to train in ISIS camps where he learned to behead humans by decapitating goats.

A source told the Sun: “Sometimes he would go away to ‘camp’ for a time.

“Sally was either being very stupid thinking it was an education trip or clever by disguising the fact he was training to kill.

They added the “strong boy” had been “totally brainwashed” during his time in ISIS territory.

It is believed the child had wanted to live with his grandfather before he was taken to Syria by his drug-addict mother.

However, “Jihadi Jones” refused to listen to his request and both were reportedly killed in a US drone strike as she attempted to leave Raqqa in June.

In an interview held before details of the attack were known, his grandfather Terry Lynch spoke of the life he led with his mother when they lived in Chatham, Kent.

He said: “He [Jojo] had no life. His mum was on drugs all the time.

“He used to say to me, ‘Grandad can I come and stay with you?’.

“He was a lovely little boy, he was gorgeous. Unfortunately, his mother was always on the computer.”

Five years ago Jones took Jojo to meet Birmingham extremist Junaid Hussein.

They told the family they were going on holiday to Turkey but went to IS-held territory in Syria.

Mr Lynch said: “She had no right to take Jojo. We loved him.”

British Snipers Take Down Islamists In Act Of Murdering Christian Family

From Express:
SAS snipers took out 15 Isis fighters in a daring operation to stop a Christian family being decapitated.

The crack snipers struck as crazed executioners held knives to the throats of a father and son near Mosul.

Both men, from a family of eight, had refused to convert to Islam and were about to be executed when the Isis killers were blasted in their heads.

The operation was carried out following the fall of Mosul last July and but has only just been made public, Daily Star Online reported.

British troops were informed a black-clad death squad of Islamic extremists were targeting Christian civilians near the war-torn city and set out to investigate.

Using L115 rifles and loaded with .338 Lapua Magnum bullets, the snipers shot dead two fighters from 1,000m away.

Then then turned their weapons on another pair of fighters.

As more jihadis tried to flee in a truck, they were taken out in a firefight that lasted around half an hour.

The family were led to safety before another 80 fighters drove up to collect the bodies of the fallen terrorists.

A source told the paper it was “a great day for the SAS”.

They said: “It was a chance encounter.

“The SAS patrol just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

“The killers were moving around the area executing villagers. Muslim families were accused of being spies and Christians who refused to convert to Islam were beheaded.

“When the snipers opened fire everyone just froze. But after four terrorists were dropped the rest of the gunmen tried to run and began firing in all directions. Only the family stood still.

“The Isis fighters tried to escape in a truck, but the driver was shot dead and those who had climbed on board were also killed.”

Hand Chopped Off As Sharia Comes To Egypt

From Daily-Mail:
Islamic State in Egypt has released a video showing a thief having his hand cut off to boast of it's 'eye for an eye'-attitude to crime and punishment.

Images from the video sees the alleged criminal having his hand disinfected and secured in place with a rope, before an executioner chops it off with a meat cleaver.

The pictures, released by the Egyptian faction of ISIS called Wilyat Sinai, emerged just hours after the group claimed to be behind an attack on six military checkpoints on the Sinai peninsula.

The images shows the moments before the man is punished, and sees him sat by a table in front of a small crowd and an ISIS leader speaking.

It is not known if the man being punished is a member of the Islamic State or if he is simply subjected to the harsh Sharia law the terrorists practice.

His wrist is seen being disinfected with a red liquid, as his arm is being stretched across the executioner's block with a white rope.

As at least two men hold the thief down, an executioner dressed in black uses a meat cleaver and a metal pole to cut the hand off.

The final image sees the thief having his stump wrapped in bandages by ISIS fighters in hospital scrubs.

Egyptian security forces have been battling Islamist militants in northern Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel, for several years.

But the insurgency, led by Wilyat Sinai, has gained momentum since the Egyptian military ousted an elected Islamist president in 2013.

On Sunday, Suspected ISIS militants attacked six checkpoints in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing seven soldiers and wounding 37, security and hospital officials said.

The officials said the near-simultaneous attacks took place at and around the town of Sheikh Zweid, with dozens of militants using heavy machine guns and mortars.

Apache helicopter gunships were called in to repel the attackers, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

An army statement said 24 attackers were killed and two SUVs they used were destroyed. The area was being combed by troops in pursuit of the militants, the statement said.

This was followed by claims on Monday that the group was responsible for two rockets fired on Sunday from Egypt's Sinai peninsula into Israel.

A statement released by Wilyat Sinai said: 'The fighters confronted Israeli jets that flew above the state and targeted the Eshkol compound with two Grad rockets,' the statement said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and the group did not provide evidence for its claim.

Egypt Sentences Gay Men To Three Years In Prison

From Egypt-Independent:
Haram Misdemeanor Court sentenced four members of the gay community to three years in prison on Saturday, each on charges of committing acts “inconsistent with public morality and homosexuality,” that fall under Egypt’s ‘debauchery law’, inside a residential apartment in Hadayeq al-Ahram.

Police arrested the defendants after receiving an arrest warrant from the public prosecution. The authorities confiscated aphrodisiacs and sex toys.

Homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt. But in the late 1990s, the police stepped brought back the use of two old laws – a 1950 anti-prostitution law and a 1961 law against “debauchery” – to arrest and charge the practicing LGBT community. The highest-profile action was a raid in Cairo in 2001 on the Queen Boat, a gay-friendly club on the Nile, where 52 men were arrested.

The latest crackdown against the LGBT community in Egypt was last month after a concert for the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, during which members of the gay community held up rainbow flags.

Rights groups say that police arrested 57 people after the Mashrou Leila concert, and sentenced ten of them to six years in prison after being convicted of “debauchery”.

Ex Taliban Hostage Says Group Killed Infant Daughter And Raped Wife

From NY-Post:
Former hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his American wife during the five years they were held in captivity.

Boyle gave the statement shortly after landing in Canada late Friday with his wife, Caitlan Coleman, and three young children.

The couple was rescued Wednesday, five years after they had been abducted by the Taliban-linked extremist network while in Afghanistan as part of a backpacking trip. Coleman was pregnant at the time and had four children in captivity. The birth of the fourth child had not been publicly known before Boyle appeared before journalists at the Toronto airport.

“The stupidity and evil of the Haqqani network’s kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter,” he said.

Boyle said his wife was raped by a guard who was assisted by his superiors. He asked for the Afghan government to bring them to justice.

“God willing, this litany of stupidity will be the epitaph of the Haqqani network,” he said.

He said he was in Afghanistan to help villagers “who live deep inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan where no NGO, no aid worker and no government has ever successfully been able to bring the necessary help.”

On the plane from London, Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has “unparalleled resilience and determination.”

Coleman, who is from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, sat in the aisle of the business-class cabin wearing a tan-colored headscarf.

She nodded wordlessly when she confirmed her identity to a reporter on board the flight. In the two seats next to her were her two elder children. In the seat beyond that was Boyle, with their youngest child in his lap. U.S. State Department officials were on the plane with them.

The handwritten statement that Boyle gave the AP expressed disagreement with U.S. foreign policy.

“God has given me and my family unparalleled resilience and determination, and to allow that to stagnate, to pursue personal pleasure or comfort while there is still deliberate and organized injustice in the world would be a betrayal of all I believe, and tantamount to sacrilege,” he wrote.

He nodded to one of the State Department officials and said, “Their interests are not my interests.”

He added that one of his children is in poor health and had to be force-fed by their Pakistani rescuers.

The family was able to leave the plane with their escorts before the rest of the passengers. There was a short delay before everyone else was allowed out.

“It will be of incredible importance to my family that we are able to build a secure sanctuary for our three surviving children to call a home,” he said in his later statement at the airport. “To try to regain some portion of the childhood that they have lost.”

Dan Boyle, Joshua’s younger brother, said outside the family home in Smiths Falls, Ontario, that he had spoken to his brother a few times in the past few days.

“He’s doing very well. He sounds a lot like how he sounded five years ago. He sounds like he had his head on his shoulders and his wits about him,” he said.

The Canadian government said in a statement they will “continue to support him and his family now that they have returned.”

“Today, we join the Boyle family in rejoicing over the long-awaited return to Canada of their loved ones,” the Canadian government said.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nafees Zakaria, said the Pakistani raid that led to the family’s rescue was based on a tip from U.S. intelligence and shows that Pakistan will act against a “common enemy” when Washington shares information.

U.S. officials have long accused Pakistan of ignoring groups like the Haqqani network.

U.S. officials consider it a terrorist organization and have targeted its leaders with drone strikes. But the Haqqani group also operates like a criminal network. Unlike the Islamic State group, it does not typically execute Western hostages, preferring to ransom them for cash.

A U.S. national security official, who was not authorized to discuss operational details of the release and spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. obtained actionable information, passed it to Pakistani government officials, asked them to interdict and recover the hostages — and they did.

President Donald Trump, who previously had warned Pakistan to stop harboring militants, praised Pakistan for its “cooperation on many fronts.” On Twitter, he wrote Friday that the U.S. is starting to develop “a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders.”

The operation appeared to have unfolded quickly and ended with what some described as a dangerous raid, a shootout and a captor’s final, terrifying threat to “kill the hostage.” Boyle told his parents that he, his wife and their children were intercepted by Pakistani forces while being transported in the back or trunk of their captors’ car and that some of his captors were killed. He suffered only a shrapnel wound, his family said.

U.S. officials did not confirm those details.

A U.S. military official said that a military hostage team had flown to Pakistan Wednesday prepared to fly the family out. The team did a preliminary health assessment and had a transport plane ready to go, but sometime after daybreak Thursday, as the family members were walking to the plane, Boyle said he did not want to board, the official said.

Boyle’s father said his son did not want to board the plane because it was headed to Bagram Air Base and the family wanted to return directly to North America. Another U.S. official said Boyle was nervous about being in “custody” given his family ties.

He was once married to Zaynab Khadr, the older sister of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr and the daughter of a senior al-Qaida financier. Her father, the late Ahmed Said Khadr, and the family stayed with Osama bin Laden briefly when Omar Khadr was a boy.

The Canadian-born Omar Khadr was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops following a firefight and was taken to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Officials had discounted any link between that background and Boyle’s capture, with one official describing it in 2014 as a “horrible coincidence.”

The U.S. Justice Department said neither Boyle nor Coleman is wanted for any federal crime.

The Haqqani network had previously demanded the release of Anas Haqqani, a son of the founder of the group, in exchange for turning over the American-Canadian family. In one of the videos released by their captors, Boyle implored the Afghan government not to execute Taliban prisoners, or he and his wife would be killed.

U.S. officials have said that several other Americans are being held by militant groups in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

They include Kevin King, 60, a teacher at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul who was abducted in August 2016, and Paul Overby, an author in his 70s who had traveled to the region several times but disappeared in eastern Afghanistan in mid-2014.

Migrant Rapist Blames Cultural Differences

From Jihad-Watch:
There is good reason for him to have been confused. The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

“Gateshead rapist jailed after victim used mobile phone to record sickening attack,” by Sara Nichol, Chronicle Live, October 13, 2017 (thanks to Seven Star News):

A rapist has been locked-up for seven years after his victim recorded the sickening attack on her mobile phone.

Sarbast Fatah had befriended the woman in the days before the sexual assault and invited her back to his Gateshead flat for drinks in March this year.

But, Newcastle Crown Court was told, when she got there, the 24-year-old pinned her down and twice attacked her.

However, unbeknown to Fatah, the terrified victim had managed to record some of the harrowing ordeal and could be heard on the footage shouting ‘No, I don’t want to”, prosecutors said.

The court was told the brave victim then bit Fatah’s genitals before she managed to leave the flat and report what had happened to the police.

Fatah, of Rectory Road, in Gateshead, initially denied raping the woman but pleaded guilty to one count of rape by oral penetration and one of sexual assault by penetration on the day his case was listed for trial.

Now, he has been put behind bars for seven years and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Lee Fish, prosecuting, said Fatah had befriended the victim in March this year and told her his name was Adam before he invited her back to his flat for drinks,

Once there, he had a shower before sexually assaulted her and pinning her down and raping her.

Mr Fish said: “She [the victim] had just started to drink and the defendant opened a can of alcohol. It was at this stage the defendant committed the sexual offences, pushing her on the sofa. She tried to stop him.”

The prosecutor added: “She [the victim] realised what was going to happen and, in a some what resourceful way, decided to record what was happening on her mobile telephone.”

The court was told Fatah, who is believed to be originally from Iraq and had been in the UK for eight years, sexually assaulted the woman before she managed to push him off.

The victim told Fatah she was going home but he launched another attack seconds later, pinning her down and raping her….

In the mobile phone footage, the victim could be heard to shout “I divn’t want it” and “No”, Mr Fish said….

Fatah initially told police the sexual activity was consensual and denied the rape charges.

However, he changed his plea on the day of his trial after he was able to listen to the mobile phone recordings for the first time.

He has since blamed the attack on “cultural differences” and “not understanding British law”, the court heard….

Germany Prepares To Recognize Islamic Holidays

From Sheik-Yermami:
Germany’s Interior Minister, Thomas De Maizière, has just  announced that he is “ready to discuss” recognition of Islamic holidays in regions of the country which already have become Muslim-dominant. Federal recognition is not yet on the agenda, but likely could come at a later time.

TruthRevolt  (h/t Marvin W) Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas De Maizière has kicked up a hornet’s nest by suggesting the introduction of Muslim public holidays in the country. “I am ready to discuss whether we can introduce a Muslim holiday,” De Maizière, a senior member of Merkel’s current cabinet, said at a country’s ruling Christian Democratic Party’s (CDU) event on Tuesday.

Minister Maizière came short of calling for a nationwide Muslim holiday, but supported the idea having Islamic holidays in the regions with strong Muslim presence.

German newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reported German Interior Minister’s comments: Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière’s statement about Muslim holidays caused a stir. It is already being heatedly debated on the internet.

“I am ready to discuss whether we can introduce a Muslim holiday. It could very well be done,” said the Christian Democratic politician at a CDU party event.

After all, there are regions in Germany where [the Catholic festival of] All Saints’ Day is celebrated and in other regions where it isn’t, said the Minister. “Why can’t one consider [introducing] a Muslim holiday in places where there are many Muslims?” De Maizière added.

In recent years, Muslim groups have been calling for the recognition of Islamic holidays. Introducing a Muslim holidays in German states or regions with a large Muslim population, as Interior Minister De Maizière is suggesting, will mean closing state government and municipal offices, along with all schools, shops and non-Muslim businesses to mark of Islamic religious festivals.

The German Interior Minister’s statement might have caused an uproar in some quarters within Germany, but he is simply taking Chancellor Merkel’s policy of open doors for migrants — predominantly men from Arab and Muslim countries — to its logical conclusion.

WELT The large Turkish community has been calling for official Muslim holidays in Germany. “That would be an important signal to the Muslim population,” says the National Chairman Kenan Kolat in Berlin. As an example he cites the Festival of Sacrifice (EID, where Muslims slaughter conscious animals in the streets), one of the most important Islamic festivals.

Kolat called for the use of Muslim chaplains in the army, prisons, hospitals and nursing homes. The same was also demanded by the Central Council of Muslims. Kolat said in these facilities it is  important to use more to Muslims, such as in the preparation of halal food.

De Maiziere reiterated in a report an interview with the Turkish-language daily newspaper “Hürriyet”, after many discussions with the Islamic Conference that in the future, Muslim organizations should have a bigger say in rules and laws.

Following the statement of the former German President Christian Wulff that “Islam is part of Germany,” de Maiziere said now: “Muslims belong to Germany.

Muslim organizations have praised de Maizière’s change of course. The Secretary General of the Association of Islamic Cultural Centers, Seyfi Ögütlü, said: “It is important that the Minister will open a new chapter.”

DITIB board member Bekir Alboga called de Maizière’s move as “a good sign”. This show an appropriate attitude towards Islamic religious communities. “It’s a different tone and a different approach than its predecessor.”

Native Germans and Christians are already a minority in many inner-city kindergartens and schools. In 2015, more than 33 percent of the children attending schools in Germany had “foreign roots,” the German Federal Statistical Office confirmed. And that was before Chancellor Merkel threw open her country’s borders to illegal migrants.

If Merkel’s policy of open doors stays in place, Germany will soon get plenty of Muslim holidays and much more.

Vogue Covergirl's Alleged Suicide May Have Been Murder

From Nine:
To the world, Raudha Athif was known as ‘the girl with the blue eyes.’ A stunning young Vogue cover model with even more ambitious plans for the future.

Australia and the world beckoned. But at just 21 her life was cut short in the most brutal way. Police say it was suicide, but her family insist it was murder.

Raudha Athif was an model who grew up with her family in the Maldives, known as 'the girl with the blue eyes'.

According to police, 21-year-old Raudha hanged herself with a scarf from the ceiling fan in her college dormitory room.

Yet, as Stefanovic reveals the only real evidence - the marks on her neck – suggest otherwise.

Australian forensic pathologist, Professor Joe DuFlou tells Stefanovic these marks paint a more sinister picture of murder. The scarf witnesses say she used, does not match the marks on her neck.

“I’d have grave doubts that that ligature caused those ligature marks. It just doesn’t match.”

It’s this evidence that has fuelled Raudha’s father, Mohamed Athif’s fight to find answers.

“I want to know the truth behind my daughter’s death. Who killed her and why?”

The 21-year-old model's parents want answers because they're convinced her death was not a suicide but a murder.

Raudha grew up with her family in the Maldives but even in paradise she stood out from the crowd. Her piercing blue eyes added to her exoticism, and when this now famous image was taken the young Muslim girl’s life changed forever.

Overnight fame followed and Raudha soon became a top model, appearing on the cover of Vogue magazine.

But as Raudha’s father Mohamed tells Stefanovic, she wanted to be known for more than just her looks and yearned to be a doctor.

“She wanted to take care of people.”

But to fulfil her dream, Raudha had to leave the Maldives and move to Rajshahi, in western Bangladesh.

Peter Stefanovic spoke to Australian forensic pathologist Professor Joe DuFlou about the crucial marks around the model's neck.

Bangladesh is a strict Muslim country and while Raudha was raised Muslim, her family’s approach was much more moderate and relaxed.

Mohamed says his daughter took precautions and bought clothes to wear in Bangladesh that fit with the strict Muslim dress code. However the reaction to her Vogue magazine shoot was not what she had expected.

“Some people were saying that she belonged to Muslim country, Islamic country and she should not do that.”

Just 6 months later she was found dead.

Was this Raudha’s undoing? Did a culture clash cost Raudha her life?

Adding to the intrigue of this case, Raudha is not the first model to die in Bangladesh. In fact, two models supposedly committed suicide in the last few years under dubious circumstances.

Peter Stefanvoic investigates the mystery surrounding the beautiful cover girl. And what he uncovers is truly shocking.

Kansas Father Forced Pregnant Daughter To Join ISIS

From Independent
An American teenager who was forced to join Isis by her father, has spoken out about her ordeal after escaping from territory still held by the militant group.

"My father, of course, didn't tell us that we were coming to Syria," the 15-year-old told US broadcaster CBS News, on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was until recently a stronghold for the militant group.

"When it was time to get out of the car, and cross the border, he was like 'you're going to Syria,' and it was a really big shock."

On their arrival, the teenager from Kansas said she was coerced into marrying another fighter.

She said her father had been killed and she is now living with several other women who have escaped Raqqa in recent weeks.

Describing conditions under the harsh rules of the so called Caliphate, she said: "We were prisoners. We were just quiet."

She added they were told: "Shut up, sit down you're in the house, be glad your head isn't chopped off."

Raqqa is expected to fall by the end of October, according to the United Nations’ special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura. It is estimated that around 4,000 civilians remain trapped in the city.

Isis once controlled vast swathes of Western Iraq and Syria, but most of this territory has been recaptured in recent months by the US-backed coalition of Kurdish fighters and Syrian Democratic Forces.

Another Isis stronghold, the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, was declared "liberated" on 10 July.

The girl now hopes to be reunited with her mother, who she believes is still living in the US.

"I still have hope, hope to go to school, hope to be a normal person, hope to be a mother to my child," she said.