ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s ex-wife gave an interview to a Swedish newspaper during which she explained that she had no idea that the “normal family man” was also a dangerous terrorist.
Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi woman, said, “I married a normal person who was a university lecturer. At the time his name was Hisham Mohammad.”
Dulaimi added that the marriage, which is now dissolved, was “shallow.” He “didn’t say much about his background,” she explained. “How he could become emir of the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world is a mystery.” Dulaimi continued, “It was a shock to find out—seven years later—that I’d been married to the most dangerous man in the world.”
NBC News reports that it was not able to independently verify the news story’s interview contents. Read more at NBC News.