From FBI Translator to Wife of ISIS Terrorist


Sofia Jacobo, Co-Editor in Chief

Court documents have recently come to light containing the story of FBI agent Daniela Greene, who traveled to Syria in 2014 without the FBI’s consent and married ISIS terrorist, Denis Cuspert.

The case has gathered popularity, embarrassment for the FBI, and has created many questions.

Greene was born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany. She moved to the United States after marrying a U.S. soldier and attended Cameron University in Oklahoma and Clemson University to earn her master’s degree in history, reported CNN.

Greene was employed by the FBI in 2011 as a linguist, speaking fluent German. In 2014, she was assigned the case of investigating Cuspert, a German terrorist who was referred to as “Individual A.”

Before Cuspert became an international terrorist, he was a German rapper know was Deso Dogg. However, Cuspert converted to Islam in 2010 after facing a near-death car crash and has been advocating their message since.

According to CNN Politics, “Cuspert gained some notoriety as an extremist in 2011 after he posted on Facebook a fake video purportedly showing U.S. soldiers raping a Muslim woman. The video motivated a man to carry out a terrorist attack on the Frankfurt airport.”

Greene used Skype accounts to contact Cuspert, however, the FBI was only aware of two of those accounts, as she had “sole access” to the third.

In June 2014, Greene “told her FBI supervisor and chief security officer that she was flying to Germany to visit her family,” reported Fox News World. Instead of flying to Germany, Greene flew to Istanbul, Turkey and from there she traveled to the Syrian border where she was “met [by a] third party arranged by him” and “once there, according to the court records, she married him,” noted CNN Politics.

Shortly after arriving and marrying Cuspert, Greene began to write emails to an unidentified person in the U.S., claiming she was aware of her crime and was having second thoughts. Her emails confessed “I was weak …[and] didn’t know how to handle anything anymore. I really made a mess of things this time,” described CBS News.

After about a month in Syria, Greene left and returned to the U.S., where she was arrested upon her arrival.

It is still unknown how she safely managed to enter, leave, and return home, even though Cuspert was aware she was an FBI agent who was assigned to investigate him.

Greene was only sentenced for two years on account of cooperating with authorities. She is now out of incarceration and on probation; she now works as a hostess in a cocktail lounge reported CNN.

Greene denied an interview with CNN, saying, “If I talk to you my family will be in danger.”