I read a story regarding Swedish teenager who went off with her boyfriend to join the Islamic State. Not surprisingly, she found out once she joined the terrorist group, that life wasn’t quite as cushy as it was in Sweden.
To be fair, the girl is portrayed in the story as a bit of a dolt. She relates the story this way:
“First it was good together, but then he (her boyfriend) started to look at ISIS videos and speak about them and stuff like that,” she said in the interview with Kurdistan 24, using another name for the Islamic State.
“Then he said he wanted to go to ISIS, and I said, ‘Okay, no problem,’ because I did not know what ISIS meant or what Islam was — nothing.”
Evidently, she found (as many do) that life with a group of Islamic terrorists isn’t all fun and games.
It’s hard to believe that anyone who has access to the media via television and the Internet isn’t aware of the most brutal terrorist organization on the planet currently, but this post really isn’t about this particular girl. Rather, I’ve been thinking lately about people who wish to leave whatever country in which they’re living, and join the Islamic State.
Typically, when it’s discovered that people are planning to join ISIS or another terrorist organization, they are arrested and often thrown in jail, which leads me to the question: Should these people be allowed to join whatever army they want to join and suffer whatever consequences they would suffer for their choice? Should they have the freedom to make whatever dumb decision they want to make?