A Russian spy named “Elvira Karaeva,” reportedly worked in Russian intelligence before infiltrating ISIS for four years in Russia’s North Caucasus. She worked her way through the ranks of the organization and revealed their locations, which resulted in multiple ISIS deaths. According to the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Hayat Media Center’s fourth issue of its Russian-language online magazine Istok (“The Source”):

In this article, we want to tell you about a girl who called herself a Muslim. Her story has shaken even the strongest of minds, since in the understanding of every believer, a Muslim woman is one who worships Allah, obeys her husband, raises a God-fearing generation; she is a preserver of the hearth and home. As Allah the Almighty said: ‘I created the Jinns and the human beings only that they might worship Me’ ([Koran chapter] The Winnowing Winds, verse 56). A Muslim woman is Allah’s beautiful creation, made for beautiful things. Made to be concealed from foreign eyes, to save herself only for the man allowed to her, to lead a righteous and pious life. But our story is about the woman who limited herself only to the external attributes of Islam and chose another way in life. The abominable way of disobedience to Allah, incurring His anger and displeasure.

“In the circle of believers, she called herself Sumayah. But if we compare her life story to that of the famous martyr Sumayah, may Allah be pleased with her, we can boldly claim that they are as different as stinking, repulsive carrion is different from a fragrant, delightful flower. For the same reason, it seems more appropriate to use her previous name – Elvira – when mentioning her. She does not deserve to be called by the same name as the first martyr, the first martyr in Islam, the one who, while still alive, was informed by the Messenger of Allah that she and her family will be in Paradise.

“So what did Elvira Karaeva do, why did she deserve all these negative descriptions? She did something that deprives a person of their status as a Muslim…