Tooba Gondal, a British jihadi that recruited teenage girls has begun pleading with UK officials to return home to Britain for a “normal life,” The Independent reported.
Her appeal sharply differs from Twitter posts she reportedly made attacking “lies that muhajireen regret hijrah [joining Daesh*] and desperately want to return” to the west.
Ms. Gondal, now 25, was dubbed the “ISIS matchmaker” and used social media to lure “sisters” into joining Daesh strongholds in the Middle East, in addition to condemning “kafir”, or non-believers.
Using the name Umm Muthanna al-Britannia on Twitter, Ms. Gondal posted photos of herself with an AK-47 above the caption “living the life”.
She said in a 2015 tweet and claimed she had obtained a suicide vest, stating: “I came here to die. I will not leave till I get what I came here for: shahadah [martyrdom].”
“Everyone around me is getting shahadah,” she said. “When will it be my turn?”
Ms. Gondal has recanted on her beliefs, stating she is “not a threat” after Syrian Democratic Forces composed of Kurdish rebels caught the young woman during a siege on Daesh last stronghold near the Turkish border.
She is currently being held at the Ayn Issa camp, stating she feared for her children’s health after Daesh bride Shamima Begum, lost three of her children.
Ms. Gondal also said that she was forced to move between villages and had to pay smugglers to flee Baghuz after her…