“A Danish woman evacuated from a Syrian detention camp last year was sentenced on Friday [11/18/2022] to three years in prison by a Danish court for aiding Islamic State militants and illegally travelling to and residing in conflict zones,…

The 35-year-old woman travelled to Syria with her husband in 2013. When trying to escape Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in 2018 with the help of human traffickers, they were captured by Kurdish forces, who sent her to the al-Roj detention camp in Kurdish-held territory in northeastern Syria due to their association with Islamic State. … The woman was separated from her husband during the escape attempt, and it is unclear what happened to him.

The woman pleaded guilty to aiding Islamic State by working as a housewife and to illegally travelling to and residing in a conflict area, her lawyer told Reuters. The woman accepted the three-year sentence.”

– Reuters, “Danish Woman Evacuated From Syrian Camps Sentenced for Aiding Islamic State,” reuters.com, November 18, 2022

Editor’s note: According to most historians of the Islamic State (also referred to as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh), “the group emerged out of al-Qaeda in Iraq as a response to the U.S. invasion in 2003.” See Hassan Hassan, “The True Origins of ISIS,” theatlantic.com, November 30, 2018, for more information.