British girls who join ISIS are NOT ‘vulnerable brides’ – new report

Young females who joined ISIS “were often more active in seeking out extremist material” before making their own decision to join, research by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) think tank found. The study found British boys were more likely to join up with the extremist group after being persuaded by their family, while girls were at least partly motivated to join by the prospect of “marriage to a person of their choice”. The report concluded: “This goes against the ‘vulnerable bride’ narrative, where women are seen as being duped or unduly influenced into joining a terrorist group.”

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