Jihadi Bride Speaks Out: ‘I had children to serve God as terrorists’

Tania Georgelas, married to notorious ISIS terrorist John Georgelas, recently sat down with journalists to discuss what her life as a jihadi bride.

Tania, 33, was British-born and married to the most senior American member of ISIS.

Now living a life as a suburban mom in Dallas, she outlined her radicalization and hopes of her children becoming terrorists.

‘Our dreams were to have land of our own, raise a family and train them be assassins or whatever, soldiers, and then eventually go join the jihad,’ she said of her ex-husband John.

Mr. Georgelas is a convert to Islam from America who has risen to the upper ranks of ISIS.

Via the Daily Mail: From the comfort of her new life on the northern outskirts of Dallas, where she lives with John’ wealthy parents and attends a Unitarian church with her IT programmer boyfriend Craig, Tania described the extraordinary journey that took her from England to Syria, and finally America.


‘I faced a lot of racism,’ she says of her childhood in Harrow. ‘We had bad neighbors, they would smash our windows, but generally I just felt like an outsider.’

‘I was looking for a way to retaliate,’ she said.

Tania said the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were a turning point for her radicalization.

‘I was 17, I saw the towers being crashed into and I went to school the next day,’ she recalled. ‘I said to my friend, “Oh isn’t it dreadful what happened,” and she looked at me and said “Is it really?”‘

‘At that point I became really jihadi hardcore,’ she said.

A few years later, she was at a protest against the Iraq war when she says Muslim men were handing out slips of paper, with the address of a Muslim matchmaking website written on them. 

Through the website, she met John Georgelas, the youngest child and only son of former US military doctor Colonel Timothy Georgelas and his wife Martha.

Watch the full interview below:


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