Every day we see more evidence of the caliphate’s global appeal. And yet Western authorities are content to insist, “This has nothing to do with Islam!” Wars have never, ever been won in the past by any entity that refused to name what it was up against. “South African girl caught trying to join Islamic State,” AFP, April 7, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
Johannesburg: A 15-year-old South African girl was on Sunday pulled from a flight moments before trying to leave the country to join the Islamic State jihadists, state security said.
“We can confirm that she was planning to leave the country with the intention of joining IS and had been actively engaged with social media networks,” State Security Minister David Mahlobo told local daily, The Star.
The girl was reported missing by her grandparents Sunday morning when she disappeared from her Cape Town home.
She was found on a British Airways flight bound for Johannesburg later that day.
The girl was reportedly heading for Turkey, where she was allegedly planning to cross the border into Syria.
According to local reports, investigators found evidence in the girl`s room linking her to recruiters for IS, jihadists who have captured swathes of Syria and Iraq and who have attracted hundreds of foreign fighters….
The girl was released into the care of her family after being questioned….