Women who return home after joining terrorist groups are at risk of re-radicalisation because they are treated too leniently, a new United Nations report warns.
Seen as passive onlookers to terrorism, the popular image of the coerced ‘jihadi bride’ leads authorities to treat them less harshly, according to the report released this week by the United Nation’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).
Sentences handed down to men and women charged with terrorist offences shows relative leniency towards females, according to the report’s findings.
Yet our government and media seem determined to paint these vicious monsters as victims, poor misguided waifs in need of understanding. Bullshit.