None of the Norwegian women who traveled to Syria to join the terrorist organization ISIL wants to return to Norway with the children they had with ISIL warriors. Norway’s foreign ministry offered to bring one of the women, Aisha Shezadi Kausar from Bærum, and her son home but she has now refused.
“I fear for the child’s life and health,” Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt told newspaper Aftenposten. She said she didn’t know why Kausar had changed her mind and wants to remain at one of the camps now filled with widows of dead ISIL members and their children.
Huitfeldt said it’s clear, though, that most of the women face prosecution in their homelands for having supported ISIL. Their children are often end up being placed in care institutions or with relatives.
The ministry reports that at least four Norwegian women are still in Syria, several years after ISIL was defeated. They include Kausar, two sisters from Bærum and a women from Trøndelag.