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Jihad and Girl Power: How ISIS Lured 3 London Teenagers

posted on August 17, 2015

In The New York Times, Katrin Bennhold reports on the radicalization of three teenage girls from London, and on the methods ISIS uses to recruit young women to its ranks. “The Islamic State has proved adept at appealing to different female profiles, using girl-to-girl recruitment strategies, gendered imagery and iconic memes,” Bennhold wrote. Sasha Havlicek, co-founder of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, says, “For the girls, joining ISIS is a way to emancipate yourself from your parents and from the Western society that has let you down.”

Read at The New York Times