Two Muslim women from Belgium who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria said they were losing hope of ever going back home after a Belgian court overturned a ruling to repatriate them and their six (welfare dependent) children.
EuroNews Tatiana Wielandt and Bouchra Abouallal, 26, both left ISIS after they saw how militants murdered people, including foreigners, who had joined the cause (CRAP! They left ISIS when ISIS was decimated in Syria).
Belgium said it would abide by a 2017 decision to receive all children — of Belgian nationals — under 10 from Iraq and Syria, but it is no longer required to act in the case of the six children. (Not to worry, you will be able to return around 2030, when Belgium is predicted to have a Muslim majority)
Wielandt converted to Islam to marry Abouallal’s brother in her teenage years. Both, Wielandt and Abouallal, left for Syria with their husbands and a baby each. Their husbands died within a year and the two women returned to Belgium each pregnant with a second child in 2014.
But the women didn’t stay in Belgium for long. In 2015, they decided to return to Syria and both of them got remarried and had more children.