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Expat reassures mother for 17th time that ISIS won’t kidnap her in Dubai Mall

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Expat reassures mother for 17th time that ISIS won’t kidnap her in Dubai Mall

British teacher forced to explain that Islamic State militants unlikely to interrupt brunch

In a phone call to the UK yesterday, Dubai-based British expatriate Michelle Brady has told her mother for the 17th time that ISIS will not kidnap her while she is enjoying brunch at Dubai Mall

“I’m seeing it on the news. They are putting them in orange jump suits and beheading them. They’ll do the same to you if you’re not careful,” her mother, Lorraine Brady, told her daughter, who lives approximinately 1,052 miles from the Islamic State’s stronghold of Mosul, Iraq.

Brady, who was about to leave her Jumeirah Beach Residences apartment to have brunch with friends at the world’s largest mall, was informed that “those people are probably waiting outside your building because you’re a foreigner. I don’t want my daughter losing her head because she decided to take off and teach in the Middle East.”

The 27-year-old, who was looking forward to a mocha-chip frappachino and strawberry pancakes, reassured her mother that there were no ISIS members waiting for her in Dubai Mall.

“If you get captured you tell them you’re a Hindu or whatever they are,” her mother said. “Your father has been worried sick all week. I don’t know where we’re going to get the ransom money. We could remortgage the house, I suppose, and your father could sell his coin collection.”

The conversation ended with Brady assuring her mother that if she was to be captured by ISIS at More Cafe, she would call home to let her family know that she had been kidnapped and that her mother was right all along.

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3 Comments

  1. radekal

    March 13, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    She still may have to remortgage the house to pay for the frapuccino in Dubai Mall.

  2. Elizabeth

    March 14, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I think only people living in Dubai would understand how great this story is! Loved it!

  3. jennifer

    March 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve had that chat with my mum

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