A 16 year old Swedish teenager who joined ISIS but was rescued by Kurdish rebels has spoken out about her experience in a TV interview with local news, describing the experience as “really hard”.
Marlin Stivani Nivarlain lived in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish regional government. She claimed that she had been tricked by her boyfriend, who asked her to accompany him on his way to join ISIS. He was 19 and they had been dating since 2014.
You can read what she had to say about it below, and just to prove it’s actually real – it is actually that stupid – you can watch some of the interview with her in between it too:
First it was good together, but then he started to look at ISIS videos and speak about them and stuff like that.
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.
We left a foster home in Sweden and journeyed by train and bus to Turkey, where we then crossed over into Syria from the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.
There, the jihadists eventually moved us to the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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I was pregnant at the time and soon started to regret my decision.
We were moved into a house with no electricity or running water. In Sweden we have everything, and when I was there, I did not have anything.
I did not have any money either. It was a really hard life. When I had a phone I started to contact my mum and I said: ‘I want to go home.’
Yeah, no shit. I mean I’m sorry ‘your life was hard’ but you sound like a fucking moron for following your dumb boyfriend halfway across the world to join ISIS, especially if you were pregnant as well. No sympathy from me.
If there’s anything good about this story though, it’s that at least she got out alive thanks to those Kurdish rebels – although there’s no news on what has happened to her children. In that respect, she fared better than these two girls who ran off to join ISIS and were beaten to death.