MONTREAL—Saeeda was at work when she got the message: “Mama, I’ve left to join ISIS.” There are no words, Saeeda says, to describe how she felt on that November 2014 afternoon. It was as if her teenage daughter had just died and Saeeda’s life would now be defined in two acts: Before she learned her daughter left Canada for Syria, and after. “I, I cried out. I yelled,” she says. “I didn’t know what to do. I started to slap my knees . . .
We followed one Canadian mother as she tried to get her daughter out of ISIS territory in SyriaBy Michelle Shephard, Co-Director of The Way OutOn our final day of filming last month, we were in Saeeda’s Montreal apartment, standing in the room she was preparing for the return of her daughter, and the two granddaughters she has never met. The small bedroom was immaculate: Two cribs, a bed piled with carefully folded infant onesies; a drawer filled with tiny Gap socks.
There is a court order that prevents publication of information that would identify any of the alleged victims. Boyle, 34, appeared in Ottawa court on New Year’s Day and remains in police custody.
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Selecting a term
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