Report: Islamic State handlers lured Colorado girls, recruited others

Article author: 
Jesse Paul
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
11 November 2014
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

Three Arapahoe County girls stopped on their way to join the Islamic State interacted through Twitter with high-level militant recruiters who had already lured several Westerners to Syria, according to a new report from an international terror monitoring group.

The Westerners included a 33-year-old Minnesota man believed to be the first American killed fighting for the Islamic State ...

 The girls used stolen and saved funds to pay cash for airline tickets and were reported missing by their parents Oct. 17.

The teens were escorted back to the U.S. by federal agents two days later. The Denver Post is not identifying the girls out of concerns for their safety.

In addition to conversing with recruiters, one of the girls also followed a Twitter account called "Jihadi News," the report found. The same account was avidly followed by Martin Rouleau, 25, who last month drove his car into two Canadian soldiers in Quebec, killing one before committing suicide by cop ...

The girls have not been charged ...

Related - A source told 7NEWS that the two of the teens are sisters of Somali descent, and the third teen is a friend whose family is from the Sudan ...

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