Bring home female jihadists? Beware the trope of women as victims

…While other jihadist organisations such as al-Qaeda still place restrictions on women’s participation in jihad, IS became the first terrorist organisation to officially declare that it was, in fact, obligatory for women to take up arms for the sake of jihad. Since the founding of ISIS, more women have been involved in planning, supporting, and perpetrating jihadist terrorist plots than in any other time.

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