Kurdish Forces in Syria have arrested a Frenchwoman on the US and UN blacklist for being a significant player in the recruiting of foreign fighters for ISIS. Emilie König who is 33 years old is said to have been arrested during the battle of al-Chaddadeh in the attest wave of assaults against the terrorist in Syria.
Reports indicate that König left for Syria in 2012 where she has been using her ties to Europe to recruit fighters for ISIS from there. While in Syria she got married twice, learned Arabic and converted to Islam.
König is very active on social networks; she participates in the recruitment of other volunteers. After a brief return to France in 2013, she left for the Aleppo region, from where she called for attacks in France. She appeared in several propaganda videos in which she appealed for jihad “as long as the enemy is around” which is appealing to volunteers seeking to join the Daesh.
Emilie König is among some of the most wanted foreign recruiters like Samantha Lewthwaite alias the white widow from Europe. The women recruiters tend to marry jihadists and forge a role of appealing to volunteers, sympathizers, and financiers from across the globe.