The words “ISIS’ and “Jew” make a great combo for a thrilling headline, but the report this week that a French Jewish girl joined the terrorist organization so far has not been confirmed or dismissed.
The London Daily Mail, in a report on young girls falling to temptations to join the fanatic Muslim terrorist empire, “ Despite ISIS repeatedly expressing of deep hatred of Jews, there was even a Jewish girl, according to a security official who spoke anonymously because rules forbid him to discuss open investigations.”
The report made all the rounds of Israeli news sites and is the talk of the town in France, but so far, it is only a rumor.
Some people claim the mysterious girl is from Marseilles. Other assert she is from Paris.
The French Interior Ministry says it has no update on the report.
“No one should throw rumors around. There is no proof that this really happened, French legislator Meir Haviv said, according to Globes. The Interior Ministry is trying to trace everybody [who joined ISIS] and their families. Even if she is Jewish, I cannot understand why a Jew would join ISIS. If true, she probably is half-Muslim.”
He added, “if there really is a Jewish girl who went with ISIS, this is the end of the world – complicated and complex.”
A French Jewish journalist said his research indicates the girl is from Paris. “She met with people at a center that is against radical religions before she traveled, and officials are trying to track her down,” he reported. She wants to travel to Syria, according to sources I spoke with.”
One rabbi in France said, “It is not possible that something like this happened. There are lots of rumors. Some say she is Jewish, and other says she converted. It is worrisome.”
A Marseilles resident suggested that the rumor may be a lie to blacken the name of Jews.
French intelligence official estimate that at least 100 young girls have crossed the border in recent weeks to join ISIS in Syria, part of a campaign to exploits girls suffering from personal problems.