They traveled to Syria, swore loyalty to the Islamic State and married its fighters. Now, as the extremist group’s “caliphate” crumbles, they’re asking to come home.
What a painful culture shock it must have been for women to go from America to ISIS held territory.
I can only think that given the terrorism that they experienced and their mindsets as depicted here that they ought to be treated more like brainwashed ex-cult members than enemy combatants. Of course this also means that they should certainly be getting the appropriate mental health care after the fact as well.
I have to wonder whether they would have gone if they’d even spent a little bit of time thinking about the long term consequences.