A woman believed to be an ISIS bride who fled Melbourne to fight in Syria and boasted about being thirsty for Australian blood has demanded to be let back in to the country.
Zehra Duman left Melbourne aged 19 to join the terror group in 2014 – but is now thought to be in a Syrian refugee camp, desperate to come home.
In an interview with an American humanitarian worker, a woman who refused to confirm her identity but is believed to be Duman said: ‘I want to go back to my country.
‘I think everybody’s asking for that because I’m an Australian citizen.’
The mother-of-two young children said she understood Australians would be angry with her but insisted: ‘My kids have a right to be treated like normal kids.’
The defeat of ISIS last year has displaced thousands of jihadi brides, many of whom are now in refugee camps in Syria.
Hundreds of babies have died and the woman said her two-year-old son and six-month-old daughter are sick and malnourished.
‘I have no money, I’m not allowed to have money, they don’t give us food here and they don’t let us contact our families,’ she said in a video at Al Hawl refugee camp that was sent to the ABC.
‘I understand the anger that they have towards a lot of us here, but the kids don’t need to suffer.’
The woman, 24, claimed she has been trying to leave ISIS for two years but could not because she had no money and would get killed if she were caught.
Duman, a former student at Isik College Keysborough, hit headlines in Australia when she fled in 2014 to marry Mahmoud Abullatif, a former Melbourne party boy-turned Muslim extremist.
Her father, Davut Duman, said his daughter, who became a successful ISIS recruiter, had been ‘brainwashed’ and that he desperately wanted her home.
When Abullatif died in battle five weeks after their wedding, Duman remarried and had two children with her second husband who also later died.
In 2015, a Twitter account believed to be run by her under the name Umm Abdullatif showed pictures of ISIS women carrying assault rifles and standing next to luxury cars.
In one tweet, Duman said: ‘US + Australia, how does it feel that all 5 of us were born n raised in your lands, & now here thirsty for ur blood?’
Photographs posted to a Twitter account believed to be hers showed several women standing under an Islamic State flag.
They reclined against a clean white BMW M5, wielding machine guns and dressed from head to toe in black Islamic dress.
In one tweet, Duman said: ‘US + Australia, how does it feel that all 5 of us were born n raised in your lands, & now here thirsty for ur blood?’_
Another image of five women standing under an Islamic State flag was captioned: ‘Can’t mess with my clique. From the land down under, to the land of Khilafah. Thats the Aussie spirit.’
Shortly after boasting about the expensive vehicle, Duman became defensive on social media and said ‘no one is trying to be flashy’.Read more here
‘The m5 was driven here from france (sic) and is meant to be sold here. Chill n stop (judging). No one is trying to be flashy in sham (Syria).’
The account also featured pictures of so-called ‘Playboy Jihadi’ Abdullatif in which she described him as her ‘beautiful husband’.
Daily Mail Australia reported in January 2015 that Duman congratulated her late partner for his death after he was killed.
‘You won the race!’ she tweeted, describing him as a ‘green bird’ – the term used to describe a so-called martyr.
In other tweets, Duman called for violence against ‘kuffars’ or non-Muslims.
‘Stab them and poison them. Poison your teachers, go to haram restaurants and poison the food in large quantities,’ she wrote.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pushed back against the Australian ISIS bride’s pleas for help.
Mr Morrison declared he would not put any Australians at risk by helping home-grown extremists wanting to come home from the Middle East.
Mr Morrison said it was a ‘great tragedy’ Islamic State sympathisers had dragged their children into war zones.
‘They have placed their children in this horrendous position,’ he told reporters in Melbourne on Thursday.
‘They have to take responsibility for those decisions to join up with terrorists who are fighting Australia.
‘I think the children are innocent victims in the terrorist acts of their parents,’ Mr Morrison said.
‘If you’re coming home, you’re coming home to face the full force of the law. The great tragedy is how children get caught up in the crimes against Australia of their parents.’