Katie Simpson, Ottawa News Bureau Correspondent, CTV National News
Canadian women are helping to grow the so-called Islamic State.
According to researchers at the University of Waterloo, three Canadian
women have given birth to children of ISIS fighters, while another two
are pregnant. The new details are part of a larger study following
foreign fighters who flee to Syria and Iraq. The women travelled
separately over the past two years, leaving their families back home
“They’re quite worried about what is going to happen to their daughter,
but also their grandchild,” said Amarnath Amarasingam, a co-lead author
of the study. “For most of the parents, I think there’s kind of a
double reaction. First they’re kind of happy a grandchild is involved,
but at the same time, they’re quite devastated that a child was born
into a war zone, to somebody they’ve never met.”...Continue reading...