How was it possible for this “loving sister and aunt” to be so swiftly “radicalized”? What would make this loving, “normal Turkish Melbourne girl” so suddenly flee to the Islamic State and start spouting hatred for non-Muslims on social media? Authorities seem to have no curiosity whatsoever about exactly how this “radicalization” takes place — because, of course, to look too closely at such things would be “Islamophobic.”
“Jihad bride spouts hate on social media,” by Andrea Hamblin, Herald Sun, December 28, 2014:
A YOUNG Melbourne woman has become one of the latest in a string of Australians to be seduced by the Islamic State death cult, sneaking to Syria to marry a Jihadi playboy.
Zehra Duman’s distraught parents say the 21-year-old has been “brainwashed” and they are desperately working with authorities to bring her home.
The former Isik College Keysborough student declared she would burn her Australian passport as she travelled to meet Mahmoud Abullatif, a former Melbourne party boy-turned Muslim extremist who earlier this year joined the barbaric IS terrorist fighters in the Middle East.
The pair announced their marriage online on December 11 with the hashtag #TheIslamicState, and posted a photograph of their mahr (dowry) which included an automatic weapon for the young bride.
Despite attempts from family and friends to bring her home, Duman’s social media pages paint a picture of a woman filled with hate for non-Muslims.
Her father, Davut Duman, said her behaviour was out of character and he feared for his daughter’s safety.
“She’s been brainwashed, she wasn’t like this three or four months ago,” Mr Duman said.
“We’re trying desperately, trying to bring our daughter home … we’ve got the police involved. It’s very difficult for us to cope.”
Relatives did not know how the couple met but Muslim sources said young Australian women were being seduced via social media to travel to — and marry in — Syria.
It’s understood the newlyweds are now living in the de facto IS capital, Raqqa, where Duman is mainly confined indoors while Abullatif spends weeks away fighting in conflict zones.
Hate posts on Twitter and Facebook, reportedly written by Duman, condemn US military air strikes on Syria, with some describing the sounds of planes flying abover [sic] her home.
Sources say Duman was a loving sister and aunt and, until four months ago, a “normal Turkish Melbourne girl”.
But her radicalisation was swift and by late November she had flown to Syria without her parents’ knowledge….