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By Matthew Barakat, AP

A woman who once lived in Kansas has been arrested after federal prosecutors charged her with joining the Islamic State group and leading an all-female battalion of AK-47 wielding militants.

The U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia, announced Saturday that Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42, has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization.

The criminal complaint was filed under seal back in 2019 but made public Saturday after Fluke-Ekren was brought back to the U.S. Friday to face charges. Her alleged participation in the Islamic State had not been publicly known before Saturday’s announcement.

Prosecutors say Fluke-Ekren wanted to recruit operatives to attack a college campus in the U.S. and discussed a terrorist attack on a shopping mall. She told one witness that “she considered any attack that did not kill a large number of individuals to be a waste of resources,” according to an FBI affidavit.

That affidavit from FBI Special Agent David Robins also alleges that Fluke-Ekren became leader of an Islamic State unit called “Khatiba Nusaybah” in the Syrian city of Raqqa in late 2016. The all-female unit was trained in the use of AK-47 rifles, grenades and suicide belts.

Allison Fluke-EkrenIn all, the affidavit cites observations from six different witnesses, including some who have been charged with terrorism offenses and some who were held at prison camps for former Islamic state members.

A detention memo filed Friday by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh states that Fluke-Ekren even trained children how to use assault rifles, and that at least one witness saw one of Fluke-Ekren’s children, approximately 5 or 6 years old, holding a machine gun in the family’s home in Syria.

“Fluke-Ekren has been a fervent believer in the radical terrorist ideology of ISIS for many years, having traveled to Syria to commit or support violent jihad. Fluke-Ekren translated her extremist beliefs into action by serving as the appointed leader and organizer of an ISIS military battalion, directly training women and children in the use of AK-47 assault rifles, grenades, and suicide belts to support the Islamic State’s murderous aims,” Parekh wrote.

According to court papers, Fluke-Ekren moved to Egypt in 2008 and traveled frequently between Egypt and the U.S. over the next three years. She has not been in the U.S. since 2011.

Prosecutors believe she moved to Syria around 2012. In early 2016, her husband was killed in the Syrian city of Tell Abyad while trying to carry out a terrorist attack, prosecutors said. Later that year, prosecutors say she married a Bangladeshi ISIS member who specialized in drones, but he died in late 2016 or early 2017.

Four months after that man’s death, she again remarried a prominent Islamic state leader who was responsible for the Islamic State group’s defense of Raqqa.

She told one witness in 2018 that she instructed a person in Syria to tell Fluke-Ekren’s Family she was dead so the U.S. government would not try to find her, according to Parekh’s memo.

Photos from a family blog called 4KansasKids show her and her children in the years they traveled between Kansas and Egypt, posing at the base of the pyramids in Egypt and playing in the snow in the U.S.

A 2004 article about homeschooling in the Lawrence Journal-World featured Fluke-Ekren and her children. She told the paper she pulled her kids from public school because she was dissatisfied with how her children were performing in public and private schools. Homeschooling allowed her to teach Arabic to her kids.

Court papers do not indicate how she was captured, or how long she was in custody before being turned over to the FBI Friday.

She is scheduled to make an initial appearance at U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Monday, at which time she would likely be appointed an attorney.

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  1. Islam, as we all know, is the religion of peace. So, obviously, it was the evil rifles that led her astray.

  2. I have come to the point in my life, after just one year short of seven decades of experience, where I do not blindly believe ANYTHING that my government tells me.

    For all that we know, this woman could be a simple innocent woman from the wheatfields of Kansas, no more guilty of all of the things of which she is accused than you or I–well, maybe not Dacian or Minor69er, but the REST of you, certainly.

    Surely, we should rely not just upon the word of our government, but upon the word of six, count ’em, SIX ‘different witnesses, including some who have been charged with terrorism offenses and some who were held at prison camps for former Islamic state members.’ Even more telling, one of her children was photographed with a ‘machine gun!’ That’s proof positive if you ask me. . . /sarc.

    Be skeptical, my friends. Believe nothing. Most of the time, you will be right in doing so.

    • Here is another Lady that may be wrongly imprisoned by the U.S. Government and given an 86 year prison sentence. She has harmed no one. She has been nicknamed by the U.S. Government as “Lady al Qaeda (Aafia Siddiqui) she was made known to the average American when the synagogue’s rabbi, Charlie Cytron-Walker and his friends were kidnapped by a British Terrorist recently.

      “They alleged she somehow managed to disarm a U.S. soldier and somehow shoot at them. No gunshot residue, no fingerprints, no holes. Nobody was injured or hurt except her,” Elbially said.

      She said Siddiqui maintains soldiers at the 2008 meeting were surprised by her presence when they entered an empty room, and that one of them yelled, “she’s loose,” and then shot her.

      The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is among the groups that have taken up Siddiqui’s cause.

      CAIR’s Dallas-Fort Worth chapter has called Siddiqui’s conviction “one of the greatest examples of injustice in U.S. history.”

      It has also said she was “kidnapped, ripped apart from her children, shot at, renditioned to the U.S. and is currently serving an 86 year prison sentence for a crime she did not commit.”

      Considering how many times the U.S. Government has lied to the American people can we really believe anything they tell us anymore. They still have not acknowledged that the Bay of Tonkin incident was a complete fabrication and done to get us into the Vietnam War so greed monger U.S. Merchants could cash in on Vietnams rice and natural rubber supply.

      • Dacian is quoting CAIR in comments now. He can’t be real, has to be satire. No one this stupid could stay alive this long.

        • You have to wonder. He is beyond a doubt mentally ill. He is also a pathological liar. If telling the truth would save his life he’d still lie.

          He was doxxed here. I’ve been to his facebook. He lives in canton, ohio and at the time had a weird fascination and fantasy about greta the climate change chick when she was still a minor.

          And even though he knows there are people here that know the truth about him he still shows up and tries to say otherwise.

        • JWM, they both sound like good matches for him. In a demonstration of their beliefs they may slit his throat while he sleeps.

        • He also obviously does not know how easily these sites can be hacked so that folks can stop by and debate facts with him… I’m sure he has captured the Sicario people’s attention. He’ll be watching live footage of his relatives houses soon enough…

      • “Lady” – Hey dumbass, female (or prog faux-female) does not equal lady. As can a tranny First Consort can not be a First “Lady” or as male homosexual can not be a “man”.

        In this instance this Islamist dimwit broad CERTAINLY is not lady.

      • She should go to prison right away for the following reasons:

        1) She’s white.
        2) She’s a gun owner.
        3) She follows a “religion.”

        The end.


    • If they go to join ISIS, let them go under the advice their citizenship will be revoked and they are now a “stateless person”.

      • ‘Stateless person’ is meaningless here now. Those can still vote and draw Fed and California ‘benefits’.

        • But they still have to get there. From the middle east, not so easy. It’s why the wannabe jihadis cry unfair and beg to be taken back home.

          Sorry, you made your bed. Now lie in it.

  3. Well, it’s nice to see the FBI focus on real terrorists instead of American Citizens who exercise their rights to demonstrate. I would say there is quite a difference between people like this. BLM, Antifa and the Jan 6th demonstrators. Its time to release them all and void the sentences of those previously convicted and arrest Lt. Michael Byrd for murder.

    • Gotta agree with you. Isis was almost as serious a threat as the coup-makers on 1/6/21, a day that will live in infamy. /sarcasm

    • Free the J6-ers and prosecute the Capitol police, all of them!!! The litany of their crimes against USA citizens is legion, monstrous, pure evil.

  4. Those are going to be some messed up kids. Plus, always having to live with the fact that mom and dad were some murdering terrorists.

  5. I hope she followed the law and filled out the proper ATF form and passed the background check for that AK-47 assault rifle machine gun. After all, we all know that the proper ATF form and gun laws and the background check will prevent terrorist and criminals from harming anyone.

  6. “The all-female unit was trained in the use of AK-47 rifles, grenades and suicide belts.” How do you train to use a suicide belt? Just once?

    • Yeah that part hit me too, it also put me in mind of the old Lays Potato Chips ad “Bet you can’t eat just one!”

      I could see someone selling a used AK47 battlefield pick up, but a used suicide belt???

    • “Ah, yes. The suicide bomber training camp!”
      “Is it nice?”
      “It WAS!”
      “What happened.”
      “New guy! The idiot TRIED TO PRACTICE!!!”

      – Achmed the (Dead) Terrorist

    • On campus BLM students would claim its white supremacists then riot “peacefully protest”.

      • dacian the nazi. You keep using that word ‘civilized’. I don’t think it means what you think it means.

        Most colleges today are breeding grounds for anti American sentiment. They are indoctrination centers for people like the ss/antifa.

        The irony of anti American terrorists shooting up anti American trainees is kind of cool.

  7. Now, y’all are missing the point. Repeat (carefully) the following Mantra of the Democratic National Committee…white, working males are the biggest danger in the USA. Repeat this message until your brain shrivels up and disintegrates…at which time you will have attained Progressive Enlightenment.

    PS: don’t forget to vote early and often – Brandon


    (note: have you ever noticed how many Communists, dictators and oppressive regimes combine the words: Democratic, National, Committee in their country descriptors?)

  8. Wasn’t it up around Lawrence Ks that muse lim woman was told she had to leave a shooting range.
    It was on TTAG awhile back.

    • It was, but her being emale and/pr moslem had NOTHING to do with the incident. SHe was NOT “told to leave” she was told she MUST remove an article of clothing that would be very likelyh to act as a hit brass catcher, hlding it about her neck and throat as it burned her skin, likely leading to an episode of the “hot brass boogie” and thereby endangering others on the firing line.
      Nice try there, Poss. Learn to read and recal THE WHOLE SITUATIION. COntext, son, context.

      • I’m just saying, it seems a little funny that two muse lim women around the same locality , in a state with a very low population of muse lims, are being discussed because of gunms.
        Lawrence is a big college town, she mentioned shooting up a college.
        And fck politically correct.
        I dont care, I am prejudiced against muse lims, used to not be, even admired the Black Panthers in away. Is it right I should categorize all muse lims as terrorists? No probably not, religion is religion, and people are people, it’s just that I’ve not heard fighter jets whistling over my head and color alerts because of a fanatical Catholic Crusader.
        If they started doing that then I’d be suspicious with prejudice against anyone wearing a rosary too.
        And yeah I knew about the bullet landing on her tit sht too, that didn’t have nothing to do with what I’m talking about

        • Hey Possum you forgot that the most terrorist attacks come from Christian fanatics in the U.S. that have murdered people at planned parenthood and murdered people while they were worshiping in their own churches. 95% of planned parent hood is giving out birth control. The Far Right is always their own worst enemies.

        • @dacian

          “95% of planned parent hood is giving out birth control.”

          Too bad your mom didn’t visit one of those places sooner.

        • Sheesh what a dipshit doofus. I don’t suppose you considered that giving out birth control is the design function of Planned Parenthood, right? OF COURSE they do!

        • Hey Possum you forgot that the most terrorist attacks come from Christian fanatics in the U.S. that have murdered people at planned parenthood and murdered people while they were worshiping in their own churches. 95% of planned parent hood is giving out birth control. The Far Right is always their own worst enemies.

          I agree! Most terrorism occurs at a planned parenthood. It so gory up in there, chopping all those babies up. It’s absolutely terrifying, thus terrorism.

  9. A massive gun control bill, the violence against women act, VAWA, is moving along with the help of senate republicans and could pass. Why isn’t TTAG covering this? Go to Pennsylvania Firearms Association and sign their petition.

  10. Dacian, you come to us with stories of how the US government misbehaves, lying to the world from the Gulf of Tonkin to the Iraq WMDs and the woman falsely imprisoned…

    And yet you campaign for gun confiscation, more gun laws, all so that the government you despise has more power over us?

    How exactly does that work again?

    • Remember dacian believes armed resistance of militias are futile.
      If it wasn’t for the French, and blah blah blah.
      And his hate for George Washington.
      His reply to me of why he doesn’t leave this United States of America and go to one of “the civilized countries” was those countries want a working class that have skills or people with higher educations ( something like that) and then on and on about the trash in America. What I got was his reason is, ” I’m told old an feeble to work and I ain’t got the education .”
      I think we should take strych9’s advice and treat him like a bot, hence forth, as much as I’ll grit my teeth I shall reply not.

      • In his arrogance he is not going to change. The USA must change to match his utopian vision.

        I wonder how many massacres it will take to achieve his utopia?

  11. Other countries. Other wars. Other causes. I don’t much care if you wanna go an’ fight in somebody else’s war in somebody else’s country.

  12. I’d need to see the evidence on this woman to buy into this. Most reports about women and IS have them as brain washed slaves forced into marriages with IS fighters. I’m not saying I cannot believe IS would accept female fighters, but I’d have to be convinced whatever the deal is it’s not just IS pulling a PR stunt.

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