A German teenager named Linda Wenzel, who is now 16-years-old, fled her hometown of Frankfurt, Germany almost a year ago. She was found several weeks ago, amongst a group of women with bomb vests strapped to them.
Wenzel reportedly fled her home when she became unhappy about her mother’s marriage. The teen was described as ‘lonely and quiet’, by friends and neighbors.
Now, authorities who have taken back over Mosul have found her, and are sending her home to an unforgiving Germany.
The Daily Mail reports:
A tormented teenage childhood -fueled by an unhappy marriage split and a difficult relationship with her new stepfather – drove a brilliant A-level student into the arms of Islamic State.
If the youngster found with five other German women in a weapons-filled tunnel in the city of Mosul turns out to indeed be Linda Wenzel, she will return to an unforgiving hometown.
Locals in rural former communist East German Pulsnitz are more angry than happy at the news she has been rescued from the cauldron where 25,000 IS fanatics have been wiped out in the past ten months of fighting.
‘What a bitch for putting her parents through this,’ said one neighbour near to the home in Gruenestrasse she fled a year ago.
‘What sort of a person gives themselves over to a group killing her own people in Germany? I hope a jail cell awaits her when she returns, not yellow ribbons.’
Linda grew up with mother Katherina, 48, and herself with her hand worker father Rainer in Grossenheim, some 35 miles from Pulsnitz.
When her parent’s marriage broke down she moved with her mother to Pulsnitz. There Katharina moved in with the caretaker of the local school, Thomas Weiss. Unhappy and insecure Linda suddenly found herself with a new stepfather – and an older stepsister called Dana.
Angela Ehrenberg, 65 a neighbour of the family, said: “She was a very quiet, sensitive child. But there was an aura of loneliness about her that I could not understand.”
Her teachers also reported that despite being quiet, she was on track to get the best grades in her exams the following year.