What attracts Japanese women to ‘Islamic State’?

Japan has been shocked by reports that a handful of Japanese women have been detained in Iraq, apparently after travelling to the region to marry fighters for the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) – although there seems to be little sympathy for their plight.

Media reports from Iraq specify that more than 1,330 foreign women and children are currently being held at a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq. The foreign nationals, who according to the Associated Press were families of “IS” fighters, surrendered to Kurdish forces in late August after the “IS” stronghold in Tal Afar near Mosul was captured. The foreign nationals are believed to be from 14 countries, with Japan’s Shukan Bunshun news magazine reporting that five are Japanese citizens.

  • BillyHW

    When are you all going to admit that I’m right about everything?

  • Ego

    Because they—just like the West in general—are not taught what Islam really is. What they are taught is what apologists who get a platform everywhere are saying.
    It’s chilling to read this sentence from the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goals of the Group” from 1991:
    “A kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, sabotaging its miserable house with their own hands and the hands of the believers (…)”
    “By their own hands”
    And boy were they right.

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  • Manual Paleologos

    Why should there be any sympathy for their “plight.” Don’t let them back home. You don’t want them. Nor do we.

    Let those women drudge out the rest of their lives as fourth wife brood bitches and headrag washers for some arab mope.

  • evangeline golding

    I have no sympathy whatsoever for these stupid creatures. If they want to go over there to be used as brood mares for these terrorists, that’s their problem. I certainly wouldn’t allow them back into their countries of origin. They have quite literally made their beds of misery, let them lie in them.