Why are French girls flocking to ISIS?

In France, more teenage girls than boys are drawn to joining brutal Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a high-ranking anti-terrorist official told AFP this week.

“Among minors, females are over-represented to a proportion of 55%” of those interested in making the journey, or who have already done so, the French source said on condition of anonymity.

Like young girls across Europe who dream of reaching Syria – and often leave their unsuspecting families shocked when they do run away – these girls are not just dreaming of becoming meek so-called “jihadi brides” in the terrorist organization.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Not because they’re Christian.

  • andycanuck

    I’m guessing it’s because they misunderstand the phrase “glitter bombing”.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    The children’s crusade. I wonder how long it takes most of them to realize that they’ve made a horrible mistake.

  • H

    “‘It is almost like a sub-culture. It’s like punk rock, it’s against the system to be joining this deviant movement,'” [Erin Marie] Saltman said.”

    Yeah, dressing strangely, choosing unusual music, or chopping infidels’ heads off – it’s all pretty much the same thing: teenage angst. Those crazy kids!

    • And their Rock n Roll music!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        God damn Beatles.

  • jack burns

    It can be easy to forget how stupid most women are. Freud’s early notions about hysteria still hold water and always will.

  • T.C.

    “The rape fantasy is quite key, quite central, but incredibly controversial. It is a sub-textual acknowledgement of women’s propensity to masochism.”

    Laura Kripris, feminist writer.

    That seems to be the key motivation behind Merkel’s invasion – young virile rapists
    imported to fulfill the fantasies of old, childless, unmarried menopausal

    The feminists have really dropped the ball on this Islamic State thing – more hypocrisy laid bare. It simply goes to show that men in a society shield women from rape – and women themselves – only if they have something to loose by letting other men from elsewhere rape their women. But when women are in charge, the shield disappears. Because what man gives a flying f*** what happens to women outside his immediate family, especially when those same women – like Merkel – are not interested in protecting mens interests? And that is the point that western society is approaching very quickly.

    That is what feminists are loath to admit. And things will get worse before they get better.

  • Clausewitz

    In answer to the title question, the reason is French men.

  • QiPo

    Same reason all juvies get a rush from ding daring things. Adolescent brain development is why the saying, “young and dumb”, was invented.

  • canminuteman

    Are they really French girls? Or are they the spawn of the islamic invaders in France?