Keep your thermals close by too. Trust me, u will be thankful. I suggest u prepare urself by using cold water for everything too and be ready for stinky shared toilets, not clean lol (sic)—Mohammed Uddin to a friend
A British Islamic State fighter, who called himself "Supaman" but left Syria because of “cold water”, “bland food” and “stinking toilet” has been jailed for seven years in the UK, reports said.
Mohammed Uddin, 29, a security guard from Barking in Essex, started his journey to Syria on November 4 last year, intending to join the IS and fighting for them, British media said.
However, once in Syria, he quickly became disillusioned with jihad, reports quoting a series of conversation he had with a friend who was planning to join him in Syria, said.
Finding the realities in Syria in contrast to his expectations, Uddin left the country soon after. On December 12, he crossed the border back into Turkey, where he was arrested for travelling without passport.
A report said, less than two weeks after he left Britain, Uddin messaged his friend saying: 'Lol bro, it's soo easy to get in man, especially during the day, alhamdulillah, we walked in, no running bro. Don't worry inshallah, don't stress about getting in here. It's p* easy (sic)'.
He went on: 'When u cross over, the men's maqqa (residence) is shared and tough man, especially with this weather. I wud recommend good trainers u can wear/take off (sic).
'Keep your thermals close buy too. Trust me, u will be thankful. I suggest u prepare urself by using cold water for everything too and be ready for stinky shared toilets, not clean lol (sic).
'U need to get used to the cold water and no electricity. Everyday use cold water, u will probably get your first shower when u get to your mudhafa (annex). The house u stay in before the muaskar [training camp]. It's tough bro lol, A LOT of patience is required (sic).
'Start eating small amounts of food to get used to it, because u will be sharing your food as soon as u arrive. Bland food btw lol, inshallah it will be better when u get to mudhafa. Also u need to decide where u wana get placed. Alhamdulillah. I chose Halab (Aleppo). We're placed in Menbej, small town, no action, just normal life alhamdulillah (sic).'