The ‘jihadi bride’ narrative is inherently sexist – it fails to acknowledge the agency of Muslim women, either in conflict or in preventing terrorism
The Islamic State (Isis) opened a women-only mall in Mosul, Iraq. In under 150 characters Um Anas expressed her praise: “No brothers allowed, this is the Khalifa.”
In another tweet, Umm Muthana brags about her newly acquired car: “Never got my license in Britain, failed it many times haha but here I drive this #IS. You jealous women of Saudi?”
... young western women are also lured by the promise of a politically and religiously pure Islamic society.
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