'Bring lingerie'! Daesh militant's wishlist to undercover reporter

Published March 8th, 2015 - 12:05 GMT

A creepy ISIS (Daesh) militant told an undercover reporter he thought was a teenage girl to bring lingerie with her to Syria on her way to be a jihadi bride.

The journalist made contact with 'Amatullah', who claimed to be a 16-year-old member of Islamic State originally from the UK in a publically shared post on social media.

The reporter, posing as a 15-year-old girl, got a response within minutes after responding to the militant.  

Detailed instructions on how to travel to Syria using an encrypted smartphone application were soon provided by the ISIS member to the 5 News reporter, using an encrypted smartphone application.

It included advice on how to evade the authorities. 

The journalist was told: 'It's not hard. U dont need to know arabic there's plenty of britani bros here... U can stay with me if u want. Until u get married.'

'Comeasap. There's sisters coming every day.'

When the reporter posing as a teenage girl interest in heading to Syria was asked what to pack on her journey to the war-torn country, they were told: 'Lingerie, loool…'

Jim Gamble, the former chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, said radicalisation of young people needs to be treated as online grooming.

He said: 'We need to recognise as people, as a government, that radicalisation in the online world is grooming.

'These people are child abusers and we need to recognise that and we need to be using the language of child abusers when we talk about these thugs who radicalise our children and put them in harm's way.' 

Last month, three schoolgirls from London left their homes to travel join jihadis.

Bethnal Green teenagers Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and 16-year-old Kadiza Sultana are all thought to now be Syria after last month flying to Turkey and travelling on by bus. 

Last year, Bristol girl Yusra Hussien joined Islamic State at just 15 years old.

The family spokesperson Anira Khokha told 5 News: 'I think people forget they are being sexually exploited. Of course they are being groomed.'

 


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