Islamic State to allow women to blow themselves up

Islamic State to allow women to blow themselves up

[Ed. – Equality at last!]

Can female Islamic State (IS) militants be suicide bombers?

If so, where can they blow themselves up?

Under what circumstances can “jihadi brides” shoot a sniper rifle? Or a Kalashnikov?

And what sewing skills should a would-be militant wife possess?

All these questions and more are answered in a new treatise issued this week by the Zora Foundation, a pro-IS media group aimed at the wives and would-be wives of IS militants.

The treatise exploring the thorny issue of how and when women can be involved in waging “jihad” was shared on Twitter.

“While this document is not an official declaration of Islamic State policy towards the permissibility of women fighting, it is certainly reflective of it,” Charlie Winter, a senior researcher at the counterextremism think tank Quilliam, told RFE/RL.

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