Unfortunately these girls are terrorist converts and someone is guilty for the conversion. They are not seeking a job. They are now seeking the enemy. If caught there should be jail time. If they take the battlefield they should be killed.
Metropolitan Police 'extremely concerned' about three teenage girls from east London school believed to be attempting to travel to Syria via Turkey
Police are appealing for help to find three schoolgirls who have gone missing and are thought to have traveled to Turkey with the intention of crossing the border into Syria.
They are Shamima Begum, 15, who could be using the name Acklina Begum, and 16-year-old Kadiza Sultana. The third girl, 15, is not being named at the request of her family, Scotland Yard said.
Police fear the girls, all pupils at the Bethnal Green Academy, in east London, might be heading to join terror group Isil - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as Islamic State.
They traveled from their homes on Tuesday, February 17 and boarded a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul.
Shamima Begum at the airport Commander Richard Walton, of Scotland Yard's counter terrorism unit, described the girls as "straight A students" and "normal girls".
He added: "If we are able to locate these girls while they are in Turkey, there is a possibility we can bring them home to their families."
Police said the girls were all close friends with a 15-year-old travelled to Syria in December.
The girls left their homes before 8am, giving their families plausible reasons as to why they would be out for the day, police said. Instead they met and travelled to Gatwick airport. They boarded a Turkish Airlines flight, TK1966, which left for Istanbul, in Turkey, at 12.40pm.
Kadiza Sultana at Gatwick airport Mr Walton said: “We are extremely concerned for the safety of these young girls and would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to police. "Our priority is the safe return of these girls to their families. "We are reaching out to the girls using the Turkish media and social media in the hope that Shamima, Kadiza and their friend hear our messages, hear our concerns for their safety and have the courage to return now, back to their families who are so worried about them."
He added: "We are concerned about the numbers of girls and young women who have or are intending to travel to the part of Syria that is controlled by the terrorist group calling themselves Islamic State.
"It is an extremely dangerous place and we have seen reports of what life is like for them and how restricted their lives become. It is not uncommon for girls or women to be prevented from being allowed out of their houses or if allowed out, only when accompanied by a guardian.
"The choice of returning home from Syria is often taken away from those under the control of Islamic State, leaving their families in the UK devastated and with very few options to secure their safe return.
"If we are able to locate these girls whilst they are still in Turkey, we have a good possibility of being able to bring them home to their families."
Shamima Begum Police said Shamina is 5ft 7in tall, and wearing black thick rimmed glasses, a black hijab, light brown and black leopard print scarf, dark red jumper, black trousers and jacket, carrying a dark blue cylindrical shape holdall with white straps. Kadiza is 5ft 6in tall, of slim build and wearing black-rimmed glasses, a long black jacket with a hood, grey striped scarf, grey jumper, dark red trousers, carrying a black holdall. Both are British nationals, speak English with London accents and also speak Bengali.
Kadiza Sultana The third girl is 5ft 6in, of slim build, wearing black thick rimmed glasses, black head scarf, long dark green jacket with fur lined hood, light yellow long sleeved top, black trousers, white trainers carrying a black Nike holdall. She speaks English. Scotland Yard stressed the appeal was not about "criminalizing people, it is about preventing tragedies by offering support to the young and vulnerable". Anyone with any information should call the free phone Anti-Terrorist Hotline number on 0800 789 321.
Last year, twin teenage sisters, Zahra and Salma Halane, disappeared from their home in Manchester and flew to Istanbul, bound for Syria. It is thought the girls, who were just 16 at the time and were academic high fliers, followed their older brother who is believed to be a jihadist fighter in the region. The pair, who had dreamed of pursuing medical careers, later became jihadi brides, but were widowed when both their husbands were killed fighting for Isil. If they just had jobs.
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) marching in Raqqa, Syria (AP)
Earlier this month, one of the sisters posted images from Syria showing her completing self-defence training with AK47s and handguns. In December, it was revealed that a 15-year-old girl had been prevented from joining Isil after police dramatically stopped her flight on the runway at Heathrow.
The teenager, from Tower Hamlets, London, had secretly saved up money for her flight to Turkey, without her parents’ knowledge in the hope of travelling on to Syria. But counter-terrorism officers, who had been tipped over about her plans, raced to the airport and stopped her plane which had already begun taxiing on to the runway.