Former Isis bride: Racism fuelled my radicalisation
Former jihadi: Tania Georgelas Facebook
Mother-of-four Tania Georgelas, 33, added that the racism she was subjected to as a Londoner led to her becoming radicalised.
She said: “I’ve had these children for one reason only, and that was so they could serve god as Muslims, as mujahideen.”
One of five children born in London to a British-Bangladeshi couple, she later travelled to Syria with her husband so their family could become terrorists.
She said: “We had bad neighbours, they would smash our windows, but generally I just felt like an outsider.
In her teens she became a prolific drug user and dropped out of school but it was while studying A-levels at a sixth form college in east London that her family believes she fell under the influence of a group of ultra-conservative Algerian students.
And after the September 11 terror attacks, when she was aged 17, she said she became “really jihadi hardcore”.
She said: “I saw the towers being crashed into and I went to school the next day.
“I said to my friend: ‘Oh isn’t it dreadful what happened?’ and she looked at me and said: ‘Is it really?’
“At that point I became really jihadi hardcore.” (Evening Standard)