A young “French” man picked up his 20-month-old daughter one day and then decamped without warning to Syria to wage jihad against the Assad regime for al-Nusra, the US-backed Al Qaeda affiliate.
The French news report below includes an interview with the little girl’s distraught mother. Many thanks to Bear for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||It’s the fight of a mother to recover her daughter. for two months Miryam|
|00:04||Raheim is deprived of the presence of the little Assa, aged 20 months|
|00:08||and kidnapped by her father. I woke up and changed the diapers|
|00:12||of my daughter. I gave her her bottle and I went to work,|
|00:16||and left her with my mother. He came, he said to my mother|
|00:20||that he was going to run errands with her. Until that time there is no problem|
|00:24||And since that day he has not returned. The couple separated|
|00:28||a year and a half ago due to the radicalization of the young man after a pilgrimage to Mecca|
|00:32||He wishes today to go to Syria to join a branch of Al-Qaeda|
|00:36||It is a group that he wants to reach|
|00:40||It’s the army, the front Al Nusra|
|00:44||So it is a branch of Al-Qaeda my daughter is a hostage|
|00:48||for me she is just 20 months. She has no business over there.|
|00:52||Beside her lawyer she calls out the president of the republic to|
|00:56||save her daughter. It is the call of desperation. It is the call of tearing apart, it is|
|01:00||the call of suffering we cannot conceive that this man can|
|01:04||take this little girl of 20 months to Syria and it is a mother that|
|01:08||out of desperation begs the president of the republic, the cabinet of Francois|
|01:12||Hollande has already assured the young woman of his support without specifying|
|01:17||if an action will be taken.
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