Inside an ISIS Bride's Laptop: Recipes, Football and Porn

Published October 17th, 2017 - 08:17 GMT
Before she was captured alive in Raqqa, the jihadi bride appeared to be questioning her future with ISIS and plotting her escape (Shutterstock/File)
Before she was captured alive in Raqqa, the jihadi bride appeared to be questioning her future with ISIS and plotting her escape (Shutterstock/File)

Officials have seized the laptop of an ISIS jihadi bride in Raqqa to reveal she was baking recipes, listening to religious sermons and collating an enormous stash of porn.

The Flemish-speaking Belgian woman of Moroccan descent had been living in the Syrian city once claimed by ISIS as a stronghold.

Her personal computer was confiscated by a resistance group within ISIS territory called Ahrar al-Furat.

While captured terrorists instinctively lie about their involvement in the Middle East, the hard drive contained indisputable evidence of the owner's day-to-day life.

As well as watching porn on western sites, she also searched terms such as "enjoy first time sex" to "make him your teacher."

Away from using the internet to map out her sexual relationships with a terrorist, she kept herself up to date with Ajax's results in the Netherlands, binged on Pirates of the Caribbean and researched the war in Afghanistan.

She watched videos of American warships battering Taliban fighters in the country in what analysts believe was an attempt to re-confirm her radicalization.

 

 

The hard drive was made available to the Daily Beast, who unsurprisingly discovered piles of videos from jihadist clerics.

She also used the internet to keep in touch with extremist Islamists back in Belgium and used Facebook to message her friends.

Elizabeth Pearson, a Ph.D. candidate at King’s College London and an associate fellow at the London think tank RUSI said, "We know that there is no reason to presume women are less ideologically committed to [ISIS] than men. Both have shown a variety of reasons for going to [ISIS].'

Also on the laptop were games and applications, including a program called I AM T-Pain, which changed the user's voice to mimic the rapper's.

Before she was captured alive in Raqqa, the jihadi bride appeared to be questioning her future with ISIS and plotting her escape.

She began to search the latest news from the rebel military group People's Protection Units (YPG) as well as terms such as "what do YPG do with ISIS terrorists" and "I love to leave ISIS."

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

 


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