One of the schoolgirls who disappeared from her east London home in
February to travel to Syria has tweeted a picture that appears to
confirm she has joined Isis.
Amira Abase, 15, posted a photograph
of a takeaway meal including fried chicken and chips which she said she
was sharing with a 16-year-old girl who recently tweeted that she
wanted to “behead some kafirs [unbelievers]”.
Amira Abase, left, on her way to Syria. Photo / AP
Amira left her home
in east London with friends Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16,
in February and is believed to have travelled through Turkey and reached
the Syrian city of Raqqa.
She tweeted the picture under the name
Bintt Abbas and captioned it: “dawla takeaway w/ @um–ayoub12.” Dawla
is one of several names for Isis or its self-declared Islamic State,
while @um–ayoub12 is the Twitter identity of the 16-year-old dinner
The Twitter post comes a few days after it was reported
that Amira and her two runaway “Jihadi bride” classmates are training
with the feared all-female religious police, the al-Khansa Brigade.
and girls in the unit carry automatic weapons while covered head to toe
in black and patrol the streets to ensure the populace sticks to rigid
religious diktats. Women found to be in contravention of the rules, such
as a ban on wearing heels, are subjected to 40 or more lashes.