A Danish teenager stabbed her own mother 20 times after having a marathon of ISIS beheading videos with an Iraqi boyfriend she met at a refugee center near their home. According to court documents, she was first radicalized by the unnamed Muslim boyfriend who left her to return to Sweden with his wife and children.
With a heart severely broken by an ex-boyfriend, 15-year-old Lisa Borch met Iraqi Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla at a refugee center. The two started a relationship. One of their activities when hanging out together is watching ISIS videos on YouTube.
On October of 2014, after one marathon with Abdulla and after days of fighting with her mother Tina Römer Holtergaard, Borch committed the heinous act. She used a long-bladed knife.
According to a report from The Telegraph, Borch had even called the police to report the crime. “I heard my mother scream and I looked out the window and saw a white man running away. Please come here, there is blood everywhere,” Borch said according to court documents.
When the police arrived at the house, Abdulla was already gone. Borch, however, was not panicky at all. In fact, the police found her playing a game with her iPhone. When asked where her mother was, she nonchalantly pointed in her room.
Jens Holtegaard, Borch’s stepfather, said Borch had long since displayed a passionate admiration of the ISIS. “Lisa is completely uncritically enthusiastic about everything related to the immigrant community. She loves to talk about Isil and their brutal behavior in the Middle East,” Holtegaard said as quoted by The Telegraph.
Holtegaard upheld that her stepdaughter was radicalized Abdullah. “There is no doubt that she was in very bad company when she began to hang out with him. He affected her negatively. It was when she was with him, that she began to take an interest in IS. He has somehow radicalized her, and I think that’s where you have to find a large part of the explanation of why we are where we are today.”
Now that Borch was sentenced nine years in prison, Holtegaard “dare not imagine what she can develop into during imprisonment.”
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Borch had even showed her twin sister the long-bladed knife she planned to use for the murder. While her twin sister found it sick, she dismissed it as a joke.
Danish prosecutor, Karina Skou, ruled that both Abdullah and Borch committed the crime. Abdulla will serve 13 years in prison and will be expelled in Denmark when his sentence is finished.
“This murder was cold blooded, ice cold and committed in a bestial manner,” Prosecutor Skou said.