Mary Wakefield Mary Wakefield

Isis takes its British schoolgirl jihadis seriously. Why don’t we?

If the authorities don’t act, the stowaway ‘Isis brides’ of today will be tomorrow’s homing missiles

When the first schoolgirls ran away to Isis I had some sympathy for them — at least, I could see how they’d been suckered in. The girls were young, daft, desperate for a cause. They’d nosed about online, and found the Twitter feeds of jihadi wives who sell Syria as a teenage paradise: all fast food, deathless love, martyrdom and shopping.

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