Rabat - Fatiha Mejjati, one of the most notorious Moroccan Islamic radicals, has joined the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
Rabat – Fatiha Mejjati, one of the most notorious Moroccan Islamic radicals, has joined the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
Fatiha Mejjati, or “the black widow of Al-Quaeda”as she is known in the Arab world, posted a picture on July 9, on Twitter in which she poses in front of the court of Jarabulus, a small town located near the borders between Turkey and Syria, controlled by Al-Baghdadi forces. It is speculated that she might have entered Iraq through Turkey.
Earlier this year, Mejjati’s son, Ilyas Mejjati, joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.
53 year-old Fatiha Mejjati had previously lived a normal life as a student in Casablanca. When the first Gulf war broke out in 1990, she turned to radical Islam. Soon afterwards, she met Karim Mejjati, whom she married, and they moved together to live in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule.
Her husband, the Founder of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, with allegiance to Osama bin Laden, Karim Mejjati, was suspected of being the mastermind behind the March 11, 2004 attacks in Madrid.
Karim Mejjati and his son Adma Mejjati were killed in Saudi Arabia in April 2005.
Following the death of her husband and her son, Fatiha Mejjati was living in an apartment located in Gauthier district, Casablanca.