ISIS demanded teachers in Syria teach Jihad to young children, and when “stoned to death” anyone who refused, a horrific first hand account of life under the terror cult has revealed.
Teachers forced to work in ISIS schools were instructed to focus on versus of the Koran that focused on war and murder. One woman, named only as Ayat, said she tried to teach children in her home in eastern Syria after ISIS “closed the schools and turned them into training centres for fighters”. But terror chiefs found out about the 27-year-old’s scheme after the mother of one pupil “talked too much”, Al Jazeera reported.
In the Al Jazeera documentary, ‘Women of ISIL’ the woman explained: “The news spread from one person to another.
“And ISIL found out a teacher was teaching at home and was not following their instructions.
“They told my husband, ‘she’d better get training in ISIL’s laws and teach children at the mosque like we want, or else’.
“It was a threat. I had no other choice.”
Another woman in ISIS’ control had refused to teach children the prescribed curriculum and instead allowed her students to draw and sing children’s songs.
The next day, the teacher was arrested at her home.
In the Al Jazeera documentary Ayat said: “She was accused of adultery.
“And for this, the punishment was stoning until death.
“They take the person to a specific place and they implement the punishment.
“And that is exactly what they did with her.”
The teacher known as Ayat also recalled an instance in which ISIS began recruiting women her age for the creation of a new brigade. In 2014, the Al-Khansaa Brigade was founded as an all-women police or religious enforcement unit for the extremist group.
“These women used any means possible to convince other women to enlist and take part in the fighting”, she said.
“They flattered them by telling them that they would be like men; that they would have authority, power and control – and of course, money.”
When Ayat was asked to join the brigade, she told those in charge of recruitment that she had health issues so they “would not suspect me of being against them”.
Ayat, whose last name is not known, underwent training in ISIS laws and the “approved” curriculum, during which she said she was constantly reminded that she was “one of them and had to abide by the rules”.
In the film, Ayat said she was on her guard “even at home” and would tremble when she saw a vehicle of religious police pass by.
She added that at times, supervisors would make surprise visits to the mosque to check the teachers were “behaving the way they instructed us to”.
Recently UK General Sir Nick Carter said that ISIS and extremism had “absolutely not been defeated”.
In his annual speech at the Royal United Services Institute, the 60-year-old also said Syria had become a “tinder box” that could very easily ignite.
He warned of conflicts between different armed groups, such as Russian mercenaries in the war zone.
He said: “ISIS and the extremist ideas it represents, has absolutely not been defeated, indeed the threat from terrorism has proliferated, as was sadly demonstrated once again in the attack at London Bridge.”