Allison Fluke-Ekren, a teacher from Kansas, dragged her family to Syria and forced her daughter, Leyla, to train for war on behalf of the Islamic State. Now her daughter wields final words against her.
Leyla Ekren, a quiet but scrappy girl from rural Kansas, lost her childhood in Syria, where her mother dragged her after war broke out more than a decade ago.
(NY Times- Adam Goldman)
Allison Fluke-Ekren, center, a Muslim convert from Kansas, and, right, pictured with her second husband, Volkan Ekren, and their children. The children’s faces have been blacked out to protect their identities. Credit...Photo illustration by Leslie dela Vega/The New York Times; photographs from clockwise from top left: Ahmed Mardnli/EPA, via Shutterstock; Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, via Associated Press; Associated Press