One of three Colorado girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl’s father said Tuesday.
Three teenage girls being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an “online predator” who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether the terrorists’ appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.
As the cross-continent trip of three Colorado teenage girls makes national headlines, the head of the Colorado Muslim Council says the fact that they were hoping to join Islamic extremists comes as a surprise.
The escalating violence in Israel caused a group of Colorado teens visiting the Middle East to change their itinerary.
A new trans-Atlantic flight is on the departure screens at Denver International Airport. Icelandair announced on Wednesday that it will start flying between Denver and Reykjavik starting in May 2012.