A terrorist’s wife detained in Syria is requesting re-entry to Canada after she travelled to Syria to join ISIS.
The 34-year old woman, known only as Amy, left for Syria with her two children and her husband, who has since been killed fighting for the terrorist group.
“He started learning about the religion more and he just felt like it wasn’t suitable for us to stay in Canada anymore,” said Amy about her marriage.
She is currently being held in the Al-Hawl Refugee Camp alongside other wives and children of ISIS fighters.
“You have to be obedient to your husband, so that’s what you do,” she told a reporter.
There are approximately 190 people suspected of being involved with ISIS and other extremist organizations abroad.
Activists and even the United Nations have been urging Canada to repatriate the Canadian men and women who left to join the terrorist group.
The Conservatives have been pushing the federal government to form a plan to deal with Canadians who have travelled abroad to fight for extremist causes.
The Liberal government responded with a six-page report.
According to the report, the federal government praises the efforts of the RCMP and also recognizes the threat that returning extremists pose to Canada, while failing to provide any tangible solutions to the problem.
““This prime minister is using a broad spectrum that includes poetry and podcasts and all kinds of counselling and group hug sessions. Mr. Speaker, when will the prime minister take the security of Canadians seriously and look for ways to put these ISIS fighters in jail?” asked Andrew Scheer last November.
The Liberals have done nothing on the issue since releasing the short report, though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did accuse Scheer and the Conservatives of “Islamophobia.”
“They ran an election on snitch lines against Muslims,” he said. “They ran an election on Islamophobia and division. And still they play the same games trying to scare Canadians.”
Many fighters who are currently abroad are either currently in captivity or still participating in terrorism.
“I think I should be allowed to go home, I don’t believe I did anything wrong, I didn’t kill nobody, I didn’t do any harm to anybody. I wanna be with my family, I want my kids to go to school, get a proper education,” said Amy.
Soon after her first husband died, Amy remarried and is now pregnant with another child.
“He was from Bosnia, and we were only married for about 3 months and then he got killed,” she said.
Despite where she is now and how she got there, Amy was unrepentant.
“I can’t say I regret it,” she said.