How Isis attracts women and girls from Europe with false offer of ’empowerment’

Women and girls are joining Isis after being seduced by the terrorist group’s offer of a twisted version of “empowerment” for Muslims, a new report has found.

The research, by the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), said the reasons that drove hundreds of women to journey from Europe to Isis territories were “complex”.

Emily Winterbotham, the report’s co-author, said the use of the term “jihadi bride” to describe all female Isis members was reductive.

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  • pettifog

    I always wonder when I see a picture of Raqqa, “why isn’t that place a massive parking lot right now?”

  • simus1

    Some women are hard wired to find your basic violent killers attractive. No biggie.

    • Alain

      Indeed. Historically those are the kind of women who could not resist sleeping with the enemy and the same today who groupies for the most vile serial murderer. Bottom line is that you cannot protect people from themselves, and these women should be treated the same as the jihadists they joined.

      • Editor

        I agree. If you actually feel moving to Raqqa and joining isis is empowering, you are either a sociopath or was a pretty convinced believer of the ideology in the first place.

  • Dana Garcia

    If serious armament makes you feel empowered, firearms may be purchased with no annoying ISIS-type ideology. The only belief required is individual freedom, aided by the Second Amendment.

    Just visit your local gun store.