Metro- A Belgian woman who converted to Islam and moved to Syria after falling for a man she met in a supermarket has warned others about making the same mistake.
Laura Passoni, 30, had been working in the supermarket when she met her future husband. It was only when they both moved to Syria that she realised the promises of a better life made by Islamic State were a lie.
Speaking to local media she said: ‘I was not forced to become a Muslim, I was persuaded. You just get washed away, like trying to stand against a waterfall.’
She said: ‘I went there voluntarily and willingly, I converted to become a Muslim and then I was radicalised, and I became convinced that the caliphate was only place for me and my family to live. Once I got there though I really got to know the meaning of terror.’
Well now I simply have to see an ISIS pamphlet. If they can put together a welcoming brochure with what little they've been given to work with then they just might be accomplished enough advertisers to get themselves a high paying job at an American firm. Assuming - of course - that they promise to stop frivolously beheading U.S. citizens in the name of Allah. That could be quite the black mark on the old resume. "Interests: Religiously motivated homicide" might not go over too well during the interview process. Whatever, they may not be the most ethical people on the planet, but what good salesman is? Are we worried about talent or morals? Anyone that can interrupt a housewife in a supermarket and successfully pitch her on uprooting her life to become a terrorist is probably only a raise or two away from flipping the script and selling the world on peace.
Sorry hunny, but I hope this experience taught you a valuable lesson that everyone over the age of 12 is already supposed to know. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...especially when the other side is a radical Islamic state made up primarily of sand. Probably should have assumed that the "beautiful sand beaches of Syria" is just a fancy way of saying "dessert wasteland". Let's just say that there is a reason there is a lot more people going out then coming in, and it's the same reason why it's financially responsible to buy a house in Detroit. I'm sorry you had to "find out the meaning of terror". It's actually a little known fact that "terror" is the root word for "terrorism". I really wish more people would bring that up so we can avoid situations like this. Who would have thought the promises of an organization whose members are required to keep their faces covered at all times would be broken so quickly? I really want to chastise this woman for being so gullible, but how could anyone avoid giving in to a lifestyle that one 'Google Image' search proves to be grandiose?