Family Spokesman: Alabama Woman Joins Islamic State in Syria

Martin Swant, AP, April 20, 2015

A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet.

Attorney Hassan Shibly spoke at a Birmingham mosque on Monday on behalf of the parents of the young woman, whom he identified only as Hoda.

Shibly said Hoda left in November after being “brainwashed” for an undetermined length of time. He says the woman’s actions go against the family’s wishes and against the teachings of Islam.



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  • That’s not the bad news in this article. She’s not our problem anymore.

    This is the bad news:

    Members of the Birmingham Muslim community were meeting on Monday evening to discuss how to protect other children from the influence of militants.

    The bad news is that there is such a thing as a “Muslim community” in Birmingham.

    • Susannah

      It’s not particularly large or visible. But even a few is a few too many.

      • Not large, for now. But, like roaches…

    • Chip Carver

      Exactly what I was thinking. One of many symptoms of what’s wrong.

    • Charles Martel

      They have been brought in via US tax dollars and placed on welfare like the Boston Marathon Brothers. Refugee Resentment Watch covers this stuff.

    • Exuberant Auditor

      Birmingham, AL has had so much white privilege in history. Now it needs to let itself be flooded by colored communities as a sign of repentance and expiation.

      These kids only found jobs at Avondale Mills because they were white.

      • Anglo

        Thank you for that picture. My grandfather worked at Avondale Mills in Prattville, and later in Birmingham.

        • Guest


      • The one in front on the left looks really enthusiastic about his next shift.

        • Wing-nut.


    • Hammerheart

      For some reason, there’s even a Somali infestation in St. Paul, MN. Are they starting to brave the cold?

      • Rob

        Thanks to the heat paid by white tax payer.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      The good news is that she will be raped, abused, and killed by those savages, and then discarded like a used tissue…

      • Canadian Friend

        The bad news is that the main stream media will avoid mentioning she ended up raped, tortured and killed by Muslims…and they will spin this story into something else, maybe she was depressed, maybe Muslims are victims of some injustice etc etc

        • Earl P. Holt III

          I suspect the treachery of the Corrupt Leftist Media will be lost on the two of us, ehhh ?

  • MekongDelta69

    “He says the woman’s actions go against the family’s wishes and against the teachings of Islam.”

    NO – It doesn’t. What part of “Islamic State” don’t they understand.

    (Btw, Birmingham is one of the blackest cities in the country.)

    • Susannah

      Yes, Birmingham is heavily black. The suburb where the aspiring ISIS militant lived is mostly White; however, like many suburbs nowadays it is experiencing liberal infusions of dysfunctional diversity.

    • Calling ISIS “un-Islamic” is like calling the Inquisition “un-Catholic”.

    • John Smith

      A ton of homos live on Southside too.

  • I hope she likes cluster bombs.

    • DNA Explains It All

      And gang rape.

  • superlloyd

    ‘Shibly said Hoda left in November after being “brainwashed” for an undetermined length of time. He says the woman’s actions go against the family’s wishes and against the teachings of Islam.’

    ISIS follows the most literal version and hence the truest version of Islam, you liar. Spread your taqquiya elsewhere. Maybe a deluded idiot like Obonzo will believe you.

    • InAFreeCountry

      Obama has already thrown in with them.

  • Since muzzies are incapable of adapting to the West, why put up with them? I can think of some ways to make them feel unwelcome, both legal and illegal. They’re also one of the most obnoxious groups on planet earth, full of themselves, mean, and nasty.

    Which reminds me of that poor white guy in NC who killed three of them after they had stolen his condo parking space and tormented him for months on end. He’s facing the death penalty just because muzzies are so degenerate.

    • Charles Martel

      Stop giving them taxpayer paid benefits and paid flights to the US for one.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      The fact that Muslims are agitating in some quarters for Shariah Law is virtually all we need to know that they are unassimilable. Our U.S. Constitution is the “Supreme Law of the Land”, and the fact that they have big plans to coerce the rest of us to live under a bloody, murderous Islamic regime is reason enough to kick them all back to the desert.

      • Whirlwinder

        Before Islam has enough power to force America to submit, our Muslim-in-Chief will enforce martial law. Operation Jade Helm is the forerunner to his action. A civil war is the likely outcome and this is the kind of chaos that Islam loves. Obama will not be fighting for America and its citizenry. This is scary but Homeland Security has deemed we Americans as the enemy. Better get ready!

    • InAFreeCountry

      They smell bad, too.

      • RaySist27

        They smell like somebody puked on a dead body and then set it on fire.

        • John Smith

          I sat near some in class once and despite all the claims about the technological innovations of Muslim “civilization,” deodorant wasn’t one of them, apparently.

          • You’d think that soap and hot water were expensive the way they shun them.

          • John Smith

            The Koran allows you to wash with sand.

    • Weisheit77

      That guy sure fell off the map quickly. I guess the feds couldn’t prove that he had, at least once, accidentally clicked on this website. He must have been a star poster at Huffpo or one of those sites.

  • libertarian1234

    One less muzzie to worry about.

    I hope she likes FGM, because eventually that’s what she’s going to get, and a slap across her mouth and punches to her head if she doesn’t do as she’s told.

    All man-hating US feminists need to go to ISIS and convert to Islam. It would be good for them, especially Susan Sarandon, and Jeanne Garofalo

    • ElComadreja

      Garofolo being beaten while wearing a hijab would be a heart-warming sight.

      • Weisheit77

        I might convert to see that!

  • Yeah, I have seen some of the pictures of these “Americans” who went to join ISIS. I have nothing against them joining ISIS; it is the fact that they inevitably want to come back here that bothers me.
    By the way (Yes, I spelled it out this time.) does anyone remember the story some years ago of Michael Lind(sp)? He was the so-called “American Taliban”. When he was caught, he was sent to prison for life. The reason that I bring him up is this: At the time he went and joined the Taliban in Afghanistan, the United States was not at war with the Taliban or with Afghanistan. Yet the media vilified him as a traitor of the worst kind. But, today, we have blacks and even Somalis, who enjoyed life here and went to join an organization that the United States is currently fighting against and who is attacking our allies. Why so much less outrage over these people? They are a thousand times worse than Michael Lind ever was. Oh, yes, Lind was White and these are “persons of color.” More double standards.

    • John Lindh got 20 years (not life) in the feds for conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization.

      • Lexonaut

        “… conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization.”

        You mean a member of the Obama administration has actually gone to prison for something?

        • Just wait until some of them are out of office. The pols think they’re made of teflon, but Rod Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson Jr. have been disabused of this notion.

      • He did less than Jane Fonda. And, again, at the time he joined, we were not at war. He got screwed. Of course, they trumped up a charge against him.

        • Blackfish

          A dopey kid from Marin who got what he deserved IMHO.

        • There didn’t need to be a war going on, as Al Qaeda had already been designated a “terrorist group”, and providing support already violated existing US law.

          These folks know what they’re getting into; they just never think it’ll come back to bite them.

    • Weisheit77

      Yes, I remember the hoopla about it. Good point, though. I hadn’t thought of it.

    • Simonetta

      John Lindh was a 20-year-old hippie pothead from Sausalito who found a discarded book on the muslim religion at his school. He went to the San Francisco State U moslem student group because he had a few questions about the subject. Six months later he was living with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Which is a neat trick considering that the guys in the Taliban don’t like Christians, don’t like hippies, don’t like potheads, especially don’t like Americans, and don’t carry any fancy for white people.

      John Lindh was a natural. The only American ever to ‘infiltrate’ the Taliban. When the Americans got to Afghanistan and found him, they decided to throw him in jail for a million years, for various so-called offenses. But John’s real crime was that he embarrassed the entire American intelligence community, which was spending billions of dollars and never got a single one of their agents infiltrated into the Taliban. Lesson to be learned, never send a James Bond to do a job that only hippie pothead would be good at!

      • Interesting points. That probably explains at least part of it. I really had to wonder why this dumb kid was so vilified in the media and why the state went after his pathetic ass so much. Good insight.

  • Hilis Hatki

    She should come back and sit on the fence like the rest.

  • Rob

    Don’t you love the words in the title ‘Alabama Woman..’ LOL!!!

    • InAFreeCountry

      Sickens me. We have more than our fair share of illegals here, and it burns me up when the paper says, “Local Man Rapes 3 Year Old” and the guy is Pedro from South of the Border.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        One of the things you have to give the local Spanish rag credit for is that they picture every Hispanic child molester, robber, murderer, swindler, etc. and tell what country they are from. No hiding the racial/ethnicity with nice, harmless words like “Local Man”

        • Weisheit77

          Can you read Spanish. I’ve never looked at them. If what you say is true, though, that’s a very interesting observation, in deed.

          • Weisheit77

            Also, “local man” as in he was at the scene of the crime and not on the internet in Nigeria.

            About 10 years back 4 good black students at the black state college here went up to Newark, NJ and managed to get shot execution style by a Ecuadorian or something like that. The newspaper covered it as “New Jersey man”. With a little research I quickly saw it was an illegal, and I wrote a letter to the editor about it. They actually published it, but I came from the bleeding heart “What about the black kids?” angle. I suspected that was why they printed it, at least.

            I think Amren covered it, too. It’s been 8 to 10 years though.

  • RaySist27

    I don’t give a crap about her. I say let her go and send her parents with. It’s good if Muslims want to leave, whatever the reason is.

  • Light from the East

    Shibly said Hoda left in November after being “brainwashed” for an undetermined length of time.

    Brainwashed? Maybe it began from her born in this Islamic family.

  • Lexonaut

    “… their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb …”

    It’s called Shiite Flight.

    • Weisheit77

      That’s a pretty funny joke, but I’m pretty sure she’s Sunni.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Hola, Luis… yes, my father has been talking about the next Civil War in this country will drawn along racial, ethnic, and possibly religious lines, with the enemy being the Muslims. They spread trouble and misery everywhere they go. Their presence enriches and edifies no one. …

  • ElComadreja

    “Against the teachings of Islam”. We hear this lie repeated every time more violence is committed by these savages.

  • Eagle1212

    Ban all flights to the Middle East, secure our borders and block all ISIS related websites, these scums are not our friends and never will be. They can only be eliminated.

    • Ban all passenger flights FROM the Middle East, instead. The area would thus work like a Roach Motel. As the old TV commercial went, “They check in, but they don’t check out.”

  • Weisheit77

    I don’t see that. I just think they’ll provide the reasons for the total police state that our leaders so totally desire.

  • Fr. John+

    Hey, at least it’s not another Somali Moslem from Minnesota in the News. Isn’t that great, Senators Klobuchar (Dynastic rule) and Franken (best NJ Ethnic comedian money could buy)?