The widow of one of the Islamic fanatics responsible for last week’s terror rampage in Paris comes across as prim, even drab, as she goes through passport control at the airport here ISTANBUL—On the CCTV footage released by Turkish police.
Hayat Boumeddiene’s tightly drawn white headscarf and hooded coat is a cultural world out of the scanty bikini she was wearing in an image that showed her on a beach fondly clutching future assassin Amedy Coulibaly. The vacation snap was taken before 2009, when she started initially to cover herself up with scarves and veils.
The transfer is startling from sun-worshipper and eager holidaymaker into the buttoned-up moll of an assassin that is islamic.
The 26-year-old looks giddily in love cuddling Coulibaly—a display of public affection hardly consistent with the puritanical strictures of Salafi jihadis.
Her partner that is now-dead also to pursue a lifestyle that clashed with the teachings of Islamic militants. Neither were paragons of religious rectitude. French police arrested Coulibaly on a string of theft and drug offenses before he embarked on the path of jihad and ended up gunning down four Jews at a kosher supermarket in Paris a week ago. In the caliphate associated with the Islamic that is self-styled State where, based on Turkish authorities, Boumeddiene has found sanctuary and also to whom Coulibaly apparently aligned himself, theft and drug use incur far worse punishments than those meted out by the unenlightened West—including flogging, amputation, and execution. Continue reading →