FBI Woman Marries ISIS Fighter

FBI Woman Marries ISIS Fighter

Daniela Greene is an unusual woman, and not just because she previously worked for the FBI. Responsible for gathering intelligence on an ISIS fighter overseas, Greene was originally assigned to investigate a man by the name of Denis Cuspert, an ISIS fighter and rapper who is said to be directly responsible for several murders and video decapitations.
Oddly enough, Cusbert hasn’t been an ISIS fighter all his life; rather, his origins are in Germany, where he spent much of his professional life in the music industry as a rapper. His multicultural history unfortunately makes him a particularly effective recruiter for ISIS, and may explain why he was able to convince Greene to betray the United States and turn to him instead.
In most situations when an FBI agent flips sides, the individual would be considered a traitor. For an organization that prides themselves on having reliable, trustworthy, heavily screened intelligence officers, the FBI’s response to Greene’s transgression is nothing short of odd.
Greene did realize her mistake quickly and fled back to the United States. She was then arrested and charged — but not for treason. Though the details are classified, CNN claimed that she was charged with a “relatively minor offense” instead, after officials stepped in to ask the judge for leniency — making false statements involving international terrorism.
Greene was sentenced to just two years in prison, which she served on American soil. She was released after serving her time just last summer.
The Intelligence Translator’s past reveals little about how likely she was to switch sides; indeed, the FBI reports that if anything, she was a hard worker who showed dedication and reliability all throughout her career. But, experts are quick to point out that Greene could not have accessed Cusbert nor married him unless ISIS’ top leaders approved the move first. That points to a pre-meditated and arranged agreement between the FBI employee and ISIS as a whole, and could also indicate that Greene was working with ISIS the entire time.
The FBI is adamant that Greene simply got into a situation that was “over her head,” claiming that she was “naive.” But this begs the question — how exactly does someone who is so naive find their way into the FBI into the first place?
Intelligence experts outside of the FBI are calling the breach an embarrassment, stating that it clearly identifies how weak the FBI is against international terrorist threats. For ISIS to snatch one of the FBI’s translators out from underneath them points to a lack of effective regulation.
Though Greene was working for the FBI, she is far from the first female to be recruited by ISIS. Each year, teenage girls from all over the world are recruited into ISIS as brides or prizes for soldiers. Most disappear, never to be seen again, or are murdered by the soldiers after attempting to escape.