Colorado Girls Make Possible Bid to Join Militants

Sadie Gurman, CNS News, October 22, 2014

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.

A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls–two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend–were headed to Syria, though the official said investigators were still trying to determine what sort of contacts they had in that country. The official said investigators would be trying to figure out whether there were “like-minded” friends and acquaintances in the girls’ social circle.

Another U.S. official said the girls were headed toward Turkey en route to Syria and that investigators were reviewing evidence, including the girls’ computers.


The sisters are of Somali descent, and their friend is of Sudanese descent, The Denver Post reported.

The girls were stopped at the Frankfurt, Germany, airport over the weekend.

The U.S. informed German authorities at the airport about the girls arriving alone on their way to Turkey, German Interior Ministry spokeswoman Pamela Mueller-Niese told reporters Wednesday. She said the three were detained by German police, with approval from a judge, and returned voluntarily to the U.S. on Sunday.

They have been reunited with their families in Colorado, FBI spokeswoman Suzie Payne said.


The girls’ fathers reported them missing after they skipped school Friday, taking their passports and, in the sisters’ case, $2,000 in cash.

But the families had no indication of where they might have gone, said Glenn Thompson, bureau chief of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department, whose officers took the missing persons report.


The U.S. attorney’s office in Denver declined to comment on the case. It’s unclear whether the girls will face charges.


Authorities have not said how they think the girls became interested in helping the Islamic State militants.

The announcement comes a month after 19-year-old Shannon Conley of Arvada, Colorado, pleaded guilty to charges that she conspired to help militants in Syria. She told agents she wanted to marry a suitor she met online who said he was a Tunisian man fighting with the Islamic State in Syria.

Conley said she wanted to use her American military training with the U.S. Army Explorers to fight a holy war overseas, authorities said. If she could not fight with the extremists, she told agents, she would use her training as a nurse’s aide.

Agents, who had been overtly trying to stop Conley, arrested her in April as she boarded a flight she hoped would ultimately get her to Syria. She could face up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced in January.


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  • [Guest]

    >>>The sisters are of Somali descent, and their friend is of Sudanese descent

    Not what I call “Colorado girls.”

    • John Smith

      The filthy creatures who control the anti-white media cabal are at it again.

      To the casual observer, it appears three native born (white) girls are interested in ISIS. Yea right.

      But if a group of “Colorado girls or boys” were off to join the BNP or some right wing group in Europe, the coverage would be very different.

    • One of the more frustrating aspects of the MSM.

      The shooter in Canada is ‘Canadian born’ even though the evidence is pointing towards North African heritage, Islam, and terrorism.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

        Wow – I had to go to Al Jazeera to get his name – apparently the MSM is trying to scrub this for some reason…

        As if anyone doubted.

        • M.

          The name suggest he’s the spawn of a North African and a native Quebecer.

          What’s funny is that the couple sounds quite progressive what that hyphenated surname of theirs.

          • benvad

            He isn’t at all he’s an english Canadian who changed his name.

          • 3G4Me

            His father is an Arab Muslim and his mother is a Quebecois. So sorry to disappoint you – he’s not White.

          • benvad

            I believe that’s known as Off white, if not mistaken?

          • M.

            Regardless of where he was born or of his legal citizenship, he is the son of a Libyan and a Canadian, just as his last name suggests.

          • benvad

            As corrected by you sir!

        • Ron Cheaters

          I think they’re sitting around a boardroom table coming up with ways on how to spin the story…
          My bets are that they downplay the muslim angle and play up the mentally disturbed angle… Followed by much nauseating in-depth discussion, and 1/2h slots on “How did this happen in Canada?” type of whitewash.
          Liberals trying to understand what we knew al-along.

        • Hall looks completely white in the Google images search I just did.

          • Ron Cheaters

            I believe that’s the victim.

          • You’re probably right.

          • Ron Cheaters

            This is Baboo

          • propagandaoftruth

            Who took this and when, I wonder?

          • Ron Cheaters

            Looks like its done at a shooting range somewhere. there’s a reflection on some sort of glass.. but yeah, I wonder too.

          • John Henry Eden

            How about an apology for misidentifying a White Canadian martyr as a murderous half caste sand ni**er.

          • I am sorry.

        • benvad

          The two scumbags who murdered two soldiers were Canadians not ethnics or alien brown troglodytes.

          The first reptile was a Québécois (French Canadian to the ignorant) and the other was an English Canadian with as Parliamentarian government appointed mother. So his status was upper middle class.

          Both of them had recorded cares of mental illness. I think producing that One flew over the Cuckoos nest enabled all of these misfits to roam in free societies because of liberal guilt fir the insane.

          • propagandaoftruth

            His pops is of North African descent, I believe, but in that Baboo has been described as a convert, suggests the dad is non-Muslim or non-practicing.
            In other words if he’d chosen to be White and lived like it, he could have had a decent life.
            But he chose the evil loser life of a Muslim jihadist.
            Personally I’d much rather public money be spent to effectively treat those with legitimate mental illness than go to the black/brown baby farm.

      • M.

        In fairness, he can be Canadian-born and a North African Muslim.

    • 48224

      Ahhh, diversity strikes Colorado. When I lived in Colorado….just 15 years ago, you could go to Wal*Mart and buy one of the rear window rifle racks for your pick-up truck. Yep, you could drive around with a loaded rifle in the rear window of your truck. I hear in the media that all the California nut bags, who were ran out of their own state have ruined Colorado.

      • Doomispixulated

        Wasn’t long ago you could drive around in Canada with a rifle rack in the back window of your truck as well. Government of Canada, thanks for the neutering.

        • Canada actually allows civilian sales of a nifty semi-auto-only version of the old, German StG-44 in the original 8mm X 33 “Kurz” chambering. Those aren’t allowed for import here in the USA. Making ammo for this would be a snap: resize and trim 7.62mm NATO brass. Hornady even makes a 125-grain .323″ bullet that would be perfect for reloading this round.

          Canada isn’t hopeless. Yet.

          • Doomispixulated

            Thanks for the information Mr. Scott. After what happened at the parliament building yesterday I am not so sure we won’t be neutered further. Best to get the ball rolling now. Cheers.

      • Wal Mart still sells guns and ammo here (Colorado Springs) in their sporting goods departments. Oddly, they sell heavyweight salt-water fishing rods, a thousand miles from the ocean, but not centerfire ammo reloading tools and components. They also do not sell 3/8″ steel slingshot pellets, which the two Belgian-style bullet crossbows I made use (I made the barrels for these out of heavy-walled 10mm inside-diameter steel tubing, special-ordered from Germany via McMaster & Carr, just so we could use this plentiful, inexpensive ammunition).

  • propagandaoftruth


    Here’s a suggestion. A lot cheaper than stopping and prosecuting…

    Throw these girls and any like them a big farewell party and revoke their citizenship the minute they leave.

    Bye bye. Don’t come back. Don’t write. And don’t ask for money.

    • Ike Eichenberg


      And speaking of cheaper it would be better to give the Somali and Sudanese women first class tickets to the Islamic country of their choice than let them pop out welfare babies and future jihadists or gang member thugs here.

    • Anna Tree

      Agree, I don’t know why they don’t let them go away. Not only we let them in, but we don’t want them out?! crazy…

      There is a risk that they may go muslimal on us!

    • thegodsofeden

      Agreed. You wouldn’t have to revoke their citizenship though, because I believe that that’s an automatic consequence of fighting for a foreign army or swearing allegiance to a foreign enemy.

  • DaveMed

    Why, exactly, did we take them back?

    • Sharps Rifle

      So they could vote for Democrats.

  • I held off on this story because I wanted to wait until the media finally admitted that these three “Colorado girls” weren’t named Becky, Sarah and Emily.

    And that we got with the admission that they were two Somalians and one Sudanese.

    It’s just a combination of tribal loyalty and “chicks dig the long ball.”

    • propagandaoftruth

      Then there’s this treacherous self hating harlot…

      Shannon Conley

      • Here is a better picture of the would-be traitor.

        • propagandaoftruth

          Looks crazy stupid evil to me. Precisely what Islam attracts like flies.

          • Anna Tree

            Like many naive and distressed people, she just fell for a cult. But that cult doesn’t want only her body or that she kill herself, but that she kills others.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Sure. You can see it in the eyes. Mirrors of the soul.

            Something vacant there…

          • Conley’s crazy. The FBI was completely up-front and told her not to do it. She has pleaded guilty, so now the idiot has a federal felony stuck on her for life. I do, too, and I don’t recommend it. She’s only 19. When I was her age, I was a college student studying chemistry and had another good 15 years before I caught my case. What does she think she’s going to do for a career now?

          • Cults are great at making misfit losers feel good about themselves. The weather in Colorado this autumn has been wonderful; my tomato plant is still producing, so I think I will stick with fishing and vegetable gardening.

          • dd121

            Mine too. We haven’t had the first frost. I’ve seen it snow here on the 4th of September.

          • It’s a good place in which to live, isn’t it?

          • dd121

            It’s supposed to frost on Tuesday.

        • MekongDelta69

          Our Team would have let this ‘thing’ walk point at 0300, and we would’ve ‘conveniently’ hidden “it’s” Starlight scope.

          At about 0330, we’d have heard: “Tha-wak” – then silence. Punji stakes had a bad habit of doing that.

          Oh well – no loss…

  • superlloyd

    Let them go but don’t let these ‘Colorado” girls back in. Hopefully, they won’t be able to come back.

  • MekongDelta69

    They are as much ‘American‘ as much as I am a Klingon warrior…

    • Luca

      I was wondering if they were saying Colorado girls or Colored girls.

  • dd121

    They should have let them go. I for one don’t want them back in Colorado.

    • HUD will cheerfully settle more of them in a neighborhood near you or me.

      • dd121

        You’d think even ignorant, deluded teenage girls from Colorado would have an idea how Muzzies treat women.

  • Luca

    A good example of how enriching these new immigrants are to our American way of life.

  • Truthseeker

    If their loyalties lie with the Islamic state, let them live there. Clearly there’s nothing for them here in the U.S.

    • M&S

      Arabs are as racists as any other group. They would not touch these romantic-adventure seeking blacks with a ten foot pole. They might sell them back into African slavery but frankly, even that is unlikely as they have a plethora a lot closer to home.
      They also don’t want or need to recruit outside their racial group for Shahiden as the sight of a black woman in Iraq would actually be pretty unusual an attention grabbing.
      Which only leaves loot and pillage. If they aren’t worth touching on their own, I don’t see ISIL sharing the spoils from their campaigns, nor hauling them around as the bombs start to fall.
      The demi-white girl would be rape fodder and excellent propaganda material however.

      • They would have probably been talked into committing suicide bombings, i.e. they would be used as ordnance.

  • Rhialto

    I have no sympathy for the Jihad sympathizers. On the other hand, I think that Fedgov is gaining more powers to prosecute/persecute Americans, not for what they have done, but what the Fedgov claims their intentions are.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Send these she-apes half-way back to Africa…

  • American_cavalier

    They obviously wish to emulate Ms Dunham and become the Obama mothers of the future a kind of crossed Fatima, Omen, and Rosemary’s Baby momas. Imagine not only a future in which a boot constantly stamps on your face for all eternity but one in which it is being done by a Politiburo of Obamas. Unless you do something about it….NOW

  • M.

    Oh for God’s sakes, let them go! More of them there means less of them here. Let them go, and in the meantime, ramp up the bombings and help the Kurds kill them off.

    • M&S

      And have the Arabs have an excuse to hate us even more when an ‘American Citizen’ turned up as a Shaheeden martyr because blacks are not accepted in Arab society except as menials and so they would be useless for anything but suicide runs?
      We should handle our own affairs and not look for the easy way out. Revoking their first-gen citizenship and repatriating them to their countries of origin would lead to an honor killing as daddy got kicked off the gravy train which would have the exact same endgame for them and a functionally useful chilling effect on any remaining wannabes in the States.
      Use your head. Be cold and precise. Decide whom you want to kill for what benefit to you and do so with your mind, not your emotions.

  • Conley will probably only get a year, of which half can be under house arrest on an ankle monitor (like Martha Stewart), although unlike Stewart her Conley’s crime is technically violent, which means she won’t be camp-eligible. She’ll probably also get two or three years of paper, which means she’ll have a P.O. watching her like a hawk. The safe bet is that she’ll screw up and violate.

    • M&S

      Hero, Mad Dog or Sweet Meat in Femme Priz?

  • mikekingjr

    Kids these days! They certainly should be charged and convicted of something and face some harsh punishment. Nothing wrong with some really tough love for impressionable young people. They could learn something at their ages.
    Is there something in the water in Colorado? Or the dope?

  • evilsandmich

    Authorities have not said how they think the girls became interested in helping the Islamic State militants.
    It boggles the mind, indeed.

    • Luca

      Not when you see a photo of the Colored..oops..I mean Colorado girls.

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  • 4321realist

    Apparently they don’t yet know that Arab Muslims like blacks even less than anybody else, in spite of the fact that they accept blacks wholeheartedly into Islam.

    I’m wondering what they look like, because unless they’re well above average they’re going to be one-night stands for a lot of Arab men….not wives.

    If they want to join Islam their best bets are Somalia or Sudan, not Arab countries.

  • IstvanIN

    My thought exactly, once they leave they can never come back. Never. Why arrest and punish them, for what wanting to leave the US? Are we Cuba now?

  • Ron Cheaters

    Regardless, it will take a lot of mental gymnastics for liberals to explain the realities without divulging the truth.

    www . sunnewsnetwork . ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/10/20141022-173233 . html

    (for a look at the perpitrator (No, he does not look at all African) Photo courtesy of ISIS)

  • David Jones

    Why don’t they just let these girls go and do us all a favor?

  • IKUredux

    These girls are no “Americans”. OOps, I meant to say that just because they are described as “Colorado” girls, in no way implies that they are White. In fact, that is the whole point of multiculti, to get all of us to the point where we no longer identify with the land of our birth, because, it has been rendered meaningless. They want us to get to the point that when we are shown the blackest African who is described as “Swedish”, we don’t bat an eyelash at the complete and utter ridiculousness of it all. And, after that, we really are convinced that national boundaries are ridiculous as well. We Whites have already been forced into a multiculti state for decades. Now, if they (TPTB) could only get us to miscegenate faster!

  • M&S


    …then I say let them leave and good riddance. But don’t let them back when they realize what a bad mistake it was.

    For better or worse, we are sponsoring Iraq’s ‘fight for freedom’ for the moment. We cannot help but do so as the alternative is collapse into a failed state mode which will invite not just these ‘Jihadists’ (Quds trained) but also the Iranians themselves in a fashion similar to but likely more prolonged than that of the Syrian occupation in Lebanon. Essentially, Persia reborn.

    While the Iraqis, with their 80% Shia majority and willingness to fight in the 1980s war as aggressors, deserve no less, we don’t want to upset the regional strategic balance or increase Iran’s power on the OPEC pricing council.
    It may also be that we are politically sensitive to U.S. citizens waging an Abraham Lincoln Brigade style war for or against a nation which we want to take down ‘the right way’ in the near future.

    Which means, enemy of my friend, we cannot allow U.S. citizens, of whatever flavor, to become members of a bandit group which in fact recognizes no border between Syria and Iraq at all.
    Artifacts of British Imperialist Rule don’tcha know.
    This does not mean that we should not have the moral fortitude to deal with our own traitors. Instant revocation of green card status and family deportation comes to mind. This would be an honor killing death sentence for the girls and the news of that, filtering back through the grapevine, would instantly and irrevocably suppress the willfulness of any other would be Shahidens youth.
    Which is all they would be good for to ISIL anyway since Arabs don’t touch black if they know what’s good for them and they are NOT accepted into Arab society.

    • Agreed. Allowing oil-rich Iraq and Syria to be converted into an Al-Qaeda or ISIS sanctuary would be a foreign policy disaster of the first order. Lebanon is a fragmented state with weak government armed forces (their tank park, for instances is comprised of obsolete M-48s, T-55s and a handful of M-60s), so Lebanon would naturally be next on ISIS’s list. Turkey would be a very tough nut for ISIS to crack, but as a modern state with a secular government its existence as such doubtless infuriates ISIS. Jordan’s alignment with the West places it firmly in the same category as Turkey.

      If this is starting to sound like the old “domino theory” in Southeast Asia, it should.

      • Luca

        ISIS wants to surround and swarm Israel. That’s when the real fireworks show begins. Get your popcorn early and stockpile it. It will be interesting.

      • M&S


        If this is starting to sound like the old “domino theory” in Southeast Asia, it should.

        Forgive my paranoia if I see it as a sleight of hand magician’s trick covering for a license to kill, cross border.

        Israel and Qatar both want to sell LNG to Eastern Europe in the worst way and can only do so, economically, by sending a pipeline through Syria, at least partway.

        This cannot happen if Assad is asking too much.

        So both sides are funding the rabble militia who are giving him such headaches (the Israelis are more into bombing the crap out of his infrastructure, though I’ve heard a couple stories that they ‘take requests’).

        Iran, the other owner of the GIANT South Pars fields would desperately like to send that petrogas East, to China via her ‘Peace Pipeline’. And why wouldn’t the Chinese love this? Their economy is more than ready to decouple the Renmimbi from the USD which is utterly flaccid at something like 0.4% interest rates and if they became the lead currency in commercial tradining, they would instantly displace the Dollar.

        China, with (overland) PG sourced energy to meet most of her industrial and rising middle class needs would no longer have to fear the permissiveness of the USN in allowing oil through the straits of Malacca to her South China Sea ports. She could source the rest of her strategic minerals internally or go to her good Barter Buddies, the Russians with a really hard deal (now that the Russians are back in the doghouse).

        The Iranians, in addition to becoming the driving force in OPEC from this deal would be able to stick a needle in Uncle Sam’s eye for putting a Despot in charge of their country who promptly turned it into his personal country club, casino and whorehouse, complete with SAVAK internal security whom we trained to pull fingernails Real Good.

        When that (Twin Pillars doctrine) didn’t work out, we prompted Iraq to invade over the disputed Majnoon oil fields which she shares with Iran and 10 years of Gulf War 1 later, Iran had 800,000+ casualties from gas, artillery and tanks.

        On this alone, she has no reason to respect the U.S., ever.

        Which puts U.S. in bed with the Saudis. Having increased output at the U.S. beck and call for the last 40+ years, the Saudi fields are now overproduced and will soon go post peak (some already have), rapidly losing economic production rates at todays pricing. Saudi is quite happy to control those costs by making damn sure that every drop of petroleum products goes through the Gates of Hormuz.

        We agree since regulating the flow of spice means keeping the overeased dollar in which it is traded from tanking completely and taking our economy with it. Which is why 20 odd Saudis butchering 3,000 Americans of a morning is No Big Thing.

        This co-prosperity condition is also why (Saudi Intelligence) Prince Bandar had his own band of merry mercs raising hell in Syria and ironically how our joint operation was nearly revealed in the fraudulent gassing which was blamed on Assad but which Russian Spetz attached to their ubiquitous media teams managed to catch happening (this was the reason for the stealy exchanges of glares at the last G8 before Russia went to the doghouse over The Ukraine, they really bent us over a barrel and were willing to go all the way to the UN to prove it…).

        Now, against this wondrous backdrop of musical chairs profit and control motives, imagine that, having failed to frame once, you can’t make it look like Assad is a bad man /again/ because the world will yawn, shrug and reply, “So are you, who cares?”

        So instead, we invent a phantom group of really Lost Boys (again, likely Qatari though I have heard Iran mentioned) who do things which we can ‘claim’ assuredly because, golly wally, they are happening in Iraq, which we still more or less control.

        And the right to ‘hot pursuit’ engagement of these villainous bandits, across borders, will allow us to put Assad’s regime in the ground based on what a duly separate and unwholesomely extremist terror group requires us to, ‘for the protection of worldwide human rights’.

        We will no longer work through intermediary idiots, we will do our own targeting and heavy hitting with airpower and we will not stop until Assad is dead at the hands of some ‘rebel group’ with a 1,000m killshot and there is _zero_ risk of him doing an endrun (with Tel Aviv or Doha) like Saddam and Ghadafi both tried in getting a stable income source for oil-poor Syria that has nothing to do with Dollars.

        And then it will be just two. Iran and Russia. China plays Dragon On The Mountain Top, biding her time and watching the tigers fight it out on the slopes lower down. If Iran wins through on her LNG pipeline power play (the Nuclear thing is a cover for this btw.) then fine. If not, she’ll find a different way. But these two remaining recalcitrants will be The Last Most Wanteds on the planet and nobody will come to their aid or be at all suprised with what happens next.

        Because our leadership may be natively evil in it’s foreign policy tactics as goals. But that doesn’t mean anybody wants to cross them or their economic Allies.
        There is no live and let time tell. There is only predation and the beast has gotten so big that it is nearly always hungry for absolutely, NWO, totalitarian power.

  • When an offender is a minor, it always complicates things. The safe bet is that this trio will not be allowed to plead out to misdemeanor charges (I don’t think there even are any corresponding federal misdemeanor charges that could be applied), but will serve reduced sentences under house arrest on ankle monitors, after which their records will be sealed as they turn 18. If they do serve any time locked up, it’ll be at a youthful offender facility on a federal contract. The juvenile boot camp at Pueblo comes quickly to mind (one friend’s 15 year-old son spent a summer there after he was already on probation and violated that by being caught with beer, outside after curfew).

    If they recidivate after turning 18, the kid gloves will be coming off.

  • JBP

    Please change/correct the headline

    “Somalian and Sudanese girls in Colorado try to marry muslim terrorists in Syria”.

    Now it tells the truth and there is no surprise and no need to read the article.

  • Ograf

    Should have let them go. Wish they all would go.