Islamic State matchmaker Tooba Gondal set to be deported from Turkey to France
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A French woman who is accused of acting as an ISIS ‘matchmaker’ is among a group of female foreign fighters being deported from Turkey to France.
French national Tooba Gondal, 25, who studied at Goldsmith’s University in London and lived in Walthamstow, claimed that she had permanent British residence but the Home Office issued her with an exclusion order last November.
France’s Centre for Analysis of Terrorism told the Times Newspaper today that Gondal was being expelled to France as part of Ankara’s plan to rid Turkish prisons of jihadists.
On arrival in her native France, Gondal will be imprisoned and her children will be taken from her and placed in foster care.
She is among four women and seven children who are being expelled from Turkey.
The 25-year-old is accused of being one of the top recruiters of females to the ranks of ISIS.
Known as a ‘matchmaker’, she allegedly arranged the marriage of Shamima Begum who fled her Bethnal Green home for Syria in 2015.
Last month, Gondal wrote an open letter to the Sunday Times from the Ain Issa camp in Raqaa, northern Syria.
‘I desperately wish for the British government to take us back. I want to prove that I am a changed person; a much better individual for society. I offer to help prevent vulnerable Muslims from being targeted and radicalised,’ she said.
Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria caused chaos and she was able to escape into Turkey, where she was later arrested.
Gondal’s son Ibrahim is entitled to British citizenship because his father – who was killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq – was from the UK.
In online rants before the fall of the so-called caliphate, Gondal called Britain a ‘filthy country’ and praised the 2015 terror attack on the Bataclan theatre in Paris.
Source: Daily Mail