Amira Abase

Islamic State

A UK teen girl who joined the Islamic State is believed dead

Kadiza Sultana was 16 years old when she and two friends from school secretly fled home to join the Islamic State.
Rachel Browne
8.12.16
Islamic State

Three London Schoolgirls Who Joined Islamic State Got Married — And Now Two Are Widows

The girls' parents say haven't heard from them since mid-December, when they were told that they had been married off to older men by the terrorist group.
Ben Ferguson and Ben Bryant
1.20.16
Europe

Officials Seize UK Teenager's Passport After Her Schoolfriends Fled to the Islamic State

The unnamed 16-year-old London schoolgirl may may have been "intimately involved" in details of one of the teenagers who made the trip to Syria earlier in the year.
Ben Bryant
8.19.15
Europe

Parents Struggle with Daughter's Desertion (Excerpt from 'Groomed by the Islamic State')

In this excerpt from 'Groomed by the Islamic State,' the parents of Amira Abase struggle to understand why their 15-year-old daughter has run away. Hussen and Fetia explain how it feels to lose a loved one to the extremist organization.
VICE News
8.12.15
Europe

London Schoolgirl Who Fled to the Islamic State 'Didn't Know How to Pray'

A note describing how to pray, seen by VICE News, formed part of cache of documents handed to police as evidence that three UK girls had been groomed by IS before traveling to Syria in February.
Ben Ferguson and Ben Bryant
8.7.15
VICE News

Sister of Jihadi Bride Speaks Out (Extra Scene from 'Groomed By The Islamic State')

In this extra scene from 'Groomed by the Islamic State', VICE News talks to Renu, the sister of 15-year old Shamima, who tells us about the moment the family discovered Shamima had traveled to Turkey and why this was such a shock.
VICE News
8.6.15
Islamic State

Left in the Dark: The Story Behind the Families of Three Girls Groomed by the Islamic State

VICE News gained exclusive access to the families of Shamima, Amira, and Kadiza, the three schoolgirls who left London to join the Islamic State in Syria. This is their untold story.
Ben Ferguson
8.3.15
Islamic State

The Girls Who Fled To Syria: Groomed By The Islamic State

VICE News gains intimate access to the father of one of the 15-year-old girls from East London, who fled the UK to become a "jihadi bride" in the Islamic State.
VICE News
8.3.15
Europe

UK Police Say Three Schoolgirls Who Traveled to the Islamic State Will Not Face Terror Charges

Top officers apologized for police handling of the case after VICE News revealed investigators had been in contact with the girls about a friend who had left for Syria, but did not inform their parents.
Ben Ferguson and Ben Bryant
3.10.15
Islamic State

Families of Islamic State-Bound Schoolgirls Say UK Police ‘Let Them Walk Out’

Police and school failed to tell the girls' parents that officers spoke to the teenagers twice at their school before their disappearance.
Ben Ferguson and Ben Bryant
3.5.15