An Egyptian groom has surprised his bride and guests with an ISIS themed wedding, something the couple are now claiming as a political statement.
Ahmed Shehata wanted a wedding nobody would forget, so he staged a kidnapping of his bride by asking his groomsmen to pose as hooded Islamic Militants.
The 25-year-old groom and his bride were ‘kidnapped’ by the knife-wielding men after their ceremony and led into an ‘iron cage’ modelled off the one Jordanian pilot Mu’ath Al Kassasbeh was burnt alive in earlier this year.
The religious song known as Nasheed played out through the staged events. The same song that has featured prominently in Islamic State propaganda videos.
The bride, Shaimaa Deif, said she had no idea what was happening but knew her husband was planning to do something strange.
“I was so afraid of the loud music, it made me feel as if something was going to happen,” she told youm7.