Mom: 'I gave birth to a monster'... Story of How Her Sweet, Beautiful Daughter Met a Recruiter for ISIS
A young Siberian woman threw away an education and a promising future to join Islamic terrorists, her mother says.
Fatima Dzhafarova, 20, was attending Surgut State University and studying to be a linguist when she was apparently lured away by a fanatic.
“I will simply be beside myself if she takes someone else’s life,” mom Shakhla Bochkaryova told the Siberian Times. “It’s better not to live than to be the mother of a terrorist. You realize what a monster you gave birth to. It is hard for any mother.”
Dzhafarova was three months into her college career when the fashion-conscious student stopped returning her mother’s phone calls.
During a visit home in 2013, she told her parents she’d taken up with Islam and refused be part of the family’s New Year’s celebration.
Mid-2014, Bochkaryova, now 41, found out that her daughter had dropped out of school…
Soon after, a man came calling.
He was 36-year-old Rustam, though he introduced himself as Abdullah. The worried parents didn’t know it then, but he was a recruiter.
Rustam asked Dzhafarova’s parents for permission to marry her — even though he already had three wives who each had three children.
Bochkaryova said no.
“She told me: ‘Our brothers will come and kill those like you, infidels. They’ll cut heads with knives. And you know, my heart won’t miss a beat.’”
Bochkaryova was scared.
“I looked at her and I could no longer see my child,” she said.
So she chained Dzhafarova to a radiator — but her daughter still managed to escape, fleeing out a third-story window…