‘Jihadi gran’ gets 10 years after Joining son in syria
PARIS: A court on Friday sentenced a radicalised French woman to 10 years in prison after traveling to Syria where her son was fighting alongside Islamic State militants. Christine Riviere, 51, dubbed by investigators as “Jihadi Gran”, was arrested in 2014 after three trips to Syria, which she said were aimed at spending time with her son in case he was killed. France, like other European nations, is wrestling with how to deal with those returning from the Syrian conflict. A presidency official said last week that half of the 500 children were born there, and in total about 2,000 French nationals or residents had gone to the two countries, Investigators believe that Riviere’s son, Tyler Vilus, climbed the Islamic State hierarchy to lead a Francophile group.