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8/6/2014 (1 year ago)

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'Sisters' in Europe, U.S. being persuaded to travel to Middle East to marry 'holy' fighters

Another very good reason to make sure your teenage girl isn't spending a lot of time online: ISIS, the jihadist group actively persecuting Christians in Iraq, has taken to the Internet to seduce young girls to their twisted cause. The al-Qaeda spinoff is looking for girls in both in Europe and the United States to travel to the Middle East to aid in their twisted "cause."

Tweets and blogs are apparently being written by Western women married to jihadi warriors. Soliciting western girls, they then proposition these potential 'caliph-ettes.'

Tweets and blogs are apparently being written by Western women married to jihadi warriors. Soliciting western girls, they then proposition these potential "caliph-ettes."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/6/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: ISIS, Internet, marriage, holy fighters, bloggers


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ISIS is actively seeking to lure "sisters" to the marriage beds of the caliphate's purported "holy" warriors.

The self-proclaimed "caliphate" now occupies large swathes of Syria and Iraq. The new battleground appears to be the World Wide Web, and the countless naďve young women who have fallen under its technological spell. 

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Tweets and blogs are apparently being written by Western women married to jihadi warriors. Soliciting western girls, they then proposition these potential "caliph-ettes."

Girls are assured that their main contribution to the Islamic revolution will be through matrimony, not martyrdom; child-bearing, not gun-toting.

The blogger called "Bird of Jannah" declares "Women are not equal to men. It can never be. Men are the leaders & women are [so] special that Allah has given them entire chapter in the Qur'an."

The propaganda presented here disposes with the expected gore and barbaric images often included in the general fare of jihadist online posts. The insidious marketing here focuses on what one analyst calls the "private sphere," concentrating on the joys of jihadist family life and the "honor" of raising new fighters for Islam.

Recruiters stress the pleasure of providing the domesticity that a warrior waging jihad needs and by doing so serving Islam.

"I will never be able to do justice with words as to how this place makes me feel," tweets Umm Layth, purportedly a British woman in Syria married to a fighter. She says he cherishes her friendships that she enjoys with "her fellow sisters and brothers in the Islamic State."

Another jihadist woman blogger, however, is obsessed with martyrdom. "Allahu Akbar, there's no way to describe the feeling of sitting with the Akhawat [sisters] waiting on news of whose Husband has attained Shahadah [martyrdom]," Umm Layth write.

The SITE Intelligence Group, which is a U.S.-based organization that tracks online activity by terrorists, say that the recruiting efforts may have had some success.

"By creating content specifically targeting female jihadi supporters, the Islamic State is able to establish a pipeline to assist Western women in traveling to Syria to marry jihadi fighters and contribute to the formation of their new society," the analysts argue.

 "Significantly, these online networks have expanded in prominence and sophistication during the summer of 2014, suggesting that the Islamic State has already been successful in recruiting foreign women to leave their lives in the West, and is looking to build upon this strength."

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