One of the schoolgirl sisters who fled Britain to join ISIS and marry warlords has admitted she is proud to be known as a ‘Terror Twin’ and ‘loves’ living in Syria. Salma and Zahra Halane, who have 28 GCSEs between them, ran away from their family in Chorlton, Greater Manchester, a month ago for ‘paradise’ in the war torn Middle East.
They have vowed never to return home after following their brother to Syria and social media updates suggest the pair are training to use grenades and Kalashnikov rifles.
One of them, who has taken the name Umm Ja’far, has tweeted a slew of fanatical messages, including several revealing she still plans to be a doctor – but only so she can treat ISIS fighters.
In her latest exchange online she told The Sun: ‘I love the name Terror Twin because it makes me sound scary. Isis love it when they make us sound scary because it makes us a big threat so I love it.
She added: ‘I support the executions of Syrian soldiers. It’s self defence.’ The twins are now believed to be based in Raqqa, Syria – an Isis stronghold – where they are said to have already married fighters.
The sisters were hard-working students who hoped to train as doctors. One recent tweet from their account said: ‘Training to be doctors to Training to be killers… I will become a doctor for Isis not for these pagans’.