Two of the three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green who travelled to Syria to join Isis have been married to militants, according to their families.
Despite an international hunt for Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, the trio look set to stay in Syria, with their parents saying they have now given up hope the girls will come home.
The solicitor representing Tasnime Akunjee told The Guardian: “It has caused a lot of distress. It entrenches their lives in Syria, rather than in Britain. It erodes significantly hopes that they will come back.’"
According to the girls’ families they are living apart in and around Raqqa and two have married men in their 20s in a Isis-approved ceremony after choosing their husbands from a ‘catalogue of suitors’.
It was also claimed this week that Abase told an undercover reporter at the Mail on Sunday that she was was “laughing out loud” at the news that 38 people were killed in the Tunisia massacre.
When the former Bethnal Green Academy pupil was told Muslim leaders were condemning the attacks, she replied “LOL” while speaking to reporter Abul Taher who was posing as a British Muslim teen claiming to want to join the girl in Syria.