16-Year-Old French Girl Detained At Airport, Wanted To Fly To Syria And Join ISIS

It was hours ago that The Inquisitr had reported about the story of Sally Jones – the indoctrinated British woman who has fled to Syria and claimed that she wanted to kill Christians using a blunt knife. We now have a report from NBC News explaining that French authorities have arrested a 16-year-old girl at the country’s Nice International Airport on suspicions of being a Jihadi. The girl was reportedly on her way to Syria for Jihad, according to officials from the French interior ministry.

According to The Blaze, the girl was about to board a flight to Turkey, and had planned to travel to Syria from there. A 20-year-old man was also arrested by officials prior to the detention of the teenage girl. This man is believed to have paid the airfare for the girl and helped her get her travel documents for international travel. It is yet unclear if the girl did have Jihadi intentions as well.

Meanwhile, French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has issued a statement confirming the arrest of the 20-year-old man. He added that the girl’s parents were shocked to learn about their daughter’s indoctrination and claimed that they were unaware of her plans or intentions.

The arrest of this 16-year-old comes barely days after two other French girls aged 15 and 17 were charged with criminal conspiracy after they had made plans to travel to Syria to join the ISIS. Another girl, this one just 14-years-old, has also gone missing from the Parisian suburb of Argenteuil. This girl is now believed to be in Syria already, according to a report by France 24. In fact, citizens, usually very young from a large number of countries, have made a beeline to join the ISIS in its bloody battle being fought across Syria and Iraq. Around 800 French nationals alone are reported to be in Syria already – fighting for the ISIS.

This is hardly surprising for a country which in a recent survey revealed that one in six people in France view the ISIS as a positive force. This was from a survey conducted by ICM Research for the Russian state news outlet Rossiya Segodnya.

Meanwhile, countries who are seeing an exodus of ISIS sympathizers are planning to make tougher laws and penalties that would be levied on these people if and when they return to their home countries. There is also an increasing fear of these elements coming back to their own countries to fuel terrorism.

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