British girls join Islamic State and we dismiss them as ‘jihadi brides’
“…Messages on Twitter and Tumblr from Western women in Isil encourage their European sisters to travel to Syria, or carry out terrorist attacks on their home soil. Their appeal is powerful and growing. We continue to overlook their activities – focusing solely on their male counterparts – at our peril.
Melanie Smith, a research associate at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, at King’s College London, has revealed these women’s less benign role and has collated the only known register of Western female recruits. Exact figures are unknown, but in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the anti- Islamisation marches in Germany, she has found that the number of young European women being recruited is on the up.
Miss Smith’s research also shows that it is well-educated and well-informed girls who are drawn to this life. For example, Aqsa Mahmood, 20, was Glasgow-born and privately educated – but she is now married to an Isil fighter in Syria and is mother to his children. She calls for her fellow Muslims in the West to copy murders like that of Fusilier Lee Rigby.”
I am a bit confused by this piece. The author refers to “vulnerable girls” who are “ignored” by society and thus seek belonging in ISIS.
Just how vulnerable is someone whom to quote the article is “well-educated and well-informed”.
As for being “ignored,” Islam, their very “faith” is the wall that separates them from integration with society. A society Muslims are taught to shun and regard as filth.