Dead ISIS fighter’s mother, Geraldine Henneghien, speaks out and says she is happy her son is dead. In her own words:
“If I will say the truth, I will say I’m happy that he’s died. Because I cannot sleep when he was there. Every day, I was thinking about him… what he is doing. I am egoist, but I prefer that my son is no more there. … It’s not easy to sleep when your son has died, but I prefer it.”
It is definitely not easy for the death of one’s son to be a good news but in Geraldine’s case, she seems to find a kind of solace in the news of her dead son. She claims that for the past one year since his son left to join ISIS, she could not sleep very well and she keeps thinking about his welfare and when he will finally return home if ever he will.
For ISIS fighters, it is not actually about the money but about the belief that if they die while fighting against people of other religion, the so-called “unbelievers”, they will go to heaven, based on the extremist interpretation of Islamic Sharia law. Here is a thorough look at ISIS fighter’s monthly salary.
The dead ISIS fighter’s mother told CBS News that she hates the recruiters and here is her reason:
“I hate the recruiters,” says Henneghien in tears. “Because they don’t have the courage to go there. But they have the courage to send the young people there.”