ISIS Widow Convicted and Sentenced in Sweden

A “Swedish” ISIS bride who took her 12-year-old son and accompanied her husband to Syria saw her son forced to fight with the mujahideen in the jihad. Her husband and son both ended up being killed in the fighting. After the widow returned to Sweden, her woes were increased when she was arrested and charged with a war crime.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Nya Dagbladet:

ISIS woman convicted of war crime

by Sofie Persson
March 7, 2022

Lina Ishaq becomes the first in Sweden to be convicted for war crimes by using a child soldier. She was convicted after taking her then-12-year-old son to Syria, where he was trained and forced to fight for the Islamic State.

In 2013 the then-49-year-old Lina Ishaq took her children with her to an ISIS-controlled area in Syria. There her 12-year-old son was quickly recruited as a child soldier and continued to be so until his death three years later, when he was only 16 years old.

Thus, last week Ishaq was sentenced at the Stockholm District Court to six years in prison for a serious violation of international law and a serious war crime.

The District Court finds that she should have been aware that the children could be used as child soldiers when they traveled to the ISIS-controlled area, in part because there was a civil war ongoing, and in part because it was judged that both she and her husband were members of the terror sect, and therefore should have been aware of the risks.

Ishaq claims, however, that it was her husband, the well-known Islamic preacher, Jiro Mehho, who tricked her and the children, and that she had no idea that the children could be exploited. The husband fell in battle in 2013. She also states that as a woman, she had no power. The District Court does not agree, but rather maintains that she, as a parent, has the responsibility to protect her child.

“We have reasoned that if you intentionally go into a war zone as she did with her child, then you have relinquished the possibility to protect and save your children,” says Jakob Hedenmo, according to TT [News].

The war crimes prosecution for using child soldiers is the first of its kind in Sweden.

6 thoughts on “ISIS Widow Convicted and Sentenced in Sweden

  1. Jackpot-Ali was expelled – but still won’t go home

    Published 10 March 2022 at 12.35 in Fria Tider

    INRIKES.
    Damir Al-Ali, who was awarded SEK 840,000 in damages by the JK after kidnapping, torturing and raping women in Malmö, is expected to be allowed to stay in Sweden. This is because he risks having to do his military service in Syria, writes SVT online.

    Since 2019, the police have refused to deport young Arabs to Syria as they risk being called into the military and “may then be forced to commit war crimes”. While committing war crimes is not in itself asylum-seeking treatment, Sweden, as usual, has a more generous application of the international rules and therefore allows presumed war criminals to stay in Sweden.

    The authorities are now expected to face difficulties in enforcing the deportation to Syria.

    “This means that he is likely to be released in Sweden after serving his new prison sentence,” SVT reports.

  2. What is a “war crime”? Is embezzlement ever a war crime? Insider trading? Being a bank-robbery getaway driver?

  3. White Ukrainians avoid Sweden: “Mafia country”

    Published 11 March 2022 at 08.58 in Fria Tider

    EXTRACTS.
    The Malmö bus from Poland is not a popular route for women and children arriving from neighbouring Ukraine. The refugees simply choose to avoid Sweden for fear of the violence and crime.

    – Many people in Eastern European countries have heard that Malmö is a very dangerous city, that Sweden is a mafia country, says a volunteer to Expressen

    According to him, the attitude of several refugees was similar: Sweden? Thanks, but no thanks.

    – One woman who fled said she didn’t want to go with her children from one war to another, the volunteer told Expressen.

  4. People admonish me for never taking a muslim prisoner, now you know why, for the only good jihadist is a dead jihadist, for being a dead jihadist cannot harm any longer.

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