A British female jihadi living in Syria has told how she “laughed out loud” when she learned her young husband had been killed fighting for Isil, according to a Telegraph report.
Eighteen-year-old Umm Khattab al-Britaniyyaa claimed in her blog that she rejoiced when she heard her husband of only four months had died in the besieiged city of Kobane on October 27.
She said her partner’s name was Abu Khattab al-Swedi and that he was originally from Sweden. She said his death was a “great honour which Allah bestows on us”.
She said: “On the 28th of October, a sister came to me and asked if my husband was Abu Khattab Al Swedi. I said, “yeah,” and she said, “Mabrook [congratulations], he’s shaheed [martyred].”
“I didn’t know how to react cause I didn’t believe it so I laughed and was just like really LOL (laugh out loud) so then it hit me the sisters told me to do sujood (praying) but I wanted to do it in my house.
“When I got home I did my sujood and all my emotions came out cause it hit me that my husband had FINALLY made it.”
Last month Swedish newspapers reported that a Swedish fighter in his late twenties had been killed by coalition airstrikes early in the morning of October 28, in Kobane.
According to her account, Umm Khattab is living in the Isil-run city of Manbij in northern Syria. Previous posts suggest she fled her family home in the UK earlier this year.
She now claims to be living with 16-year-old British jihadi twins Salma and Zahra Halane, who left Britain in July.
Although she writes of her joy at learning of her young husband’s death, Umm Khattab admits his killing also left her feeling “sad”.
She wrote: “Although I miss my husband dearly I guess I’m learning to live with the fact his gone. He was my family you know my zawji (husband) and the dearest thing to me.
“It’s the little things I will miss from him. Even though he wasn’t with me for long I can truly say he took my heart – but he has made best transaction with Allah.”
In her blog, Umm Khattab also writes of the death of her husband’s friend who travelled from Sweden to Syria with him just over a year ago. She says he was shot and paralysed from the waist down, before dying less than a week later.
Images of the dead body of this man, Abu Uthman al-Afghani, were shared by Isil supporters around the date Umm Khattab reported his death.
Umm Khattab added: “Life goes on. Seriously I don’t think I’ve met a wife of shaheed (martyr) that is depressed knowing the reward. It’s such a great honour which Allah bestows on us.”