German jihadi schoolgirl reunited with family in Iraq

Elias Hubbard
December 16, 2017

"We didn't talk much, he came home, then.yes, I cooked, always cooked, and cleaned the apartment", she recalled.

Linda Wenzel, who left the town of Pulsnitz to join the terror group when she was 15, broke down in tears when she was reunited with her mother in Baghdad in front of the cameras.

Katharina Wenzel, 48, flew to Baghdad with her other daughter Miriam to visit Linda Wenzel, 17.

"Personally, I would not have been able to handle children", she said. "It was like being in another world".

He was killed in the savage fighting for Mosul while she was employed by the terror group enforcing the strict Islamic dress code on women in the city.

The German schoolgirl however claims she never fought for ISIS. She had formed a friendship with a Muslim man on Facebook for whom she had converted to Islam.

CENLinda spoke to a German TV programme for the first time since she was found in Mosul
CENLinda spoke to a German TV programme for the first time since she was found in Mosul

'I fear for her.

Schoolgirl Linda fled to Turkey then into Syria past year from her hometown of Pulsnitz in eastern Germany after being groomed online by a Chechen IS fighter who she married. Filthy and dazed, her hair full of dust, she was photographed by triumphant Iraqi soldiers, and the pictures went around the world. She described the wedding as underwhelming: "There was so ceremony, no party", she said. "You said you wouldn't accept that I had converted to Islam".

In September, the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, said Linda might face the death penalty, but that would depend on what charges were laid against her by the Iraqi judiciary.

German sources say they would like to see the teenager returned to Germany but there is now no extradition agreement between the two countries.

There is no evidence Linda was involved in any violence. She was smuggled into Iraq, married a Chechen fighter and ended up in Mosul.

Linda was reportedly active in a special brigade that had to check the attire of women on the streets of the so-called Caliphate.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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