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Women of the Caliphate: The Mechanism for Women's incorporation into the Islamic State (IS)

  title={Women of the Caliphate: The Mechanism for Women's incorporation into the Islamic State (IS)},
  author={Hamoon Khelghat-Doost},
  journal={Perspectives on terrorism},
The ongoing incorporation of women into the Islamic State (IS) is unlike what any other jihadi organization in the recent history of jihadism has attempted to achieve. An important question is therefore: how does IS reconcile its ultra-conservative Islamic narrative of women, with the organization’s incorporation of women? By analyzing primary data collected through fieldwork in the Middle East, the author of this article argues that, through the platform of ‘gender-segregated parallel… 

The Jihad Feminist Dynamics of Terrorism and Subordination of Women in the ISIS

  • Joseph Makanda
  • Political Science
    Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies
  • 2019
The increasing embeddedness of the jihad feminist within the Islamic State’s (ISIS) operations is eliciting works on the role of women in terrorism. However, there is yet to be a more constructive

The Role of Women and Girls in the Eyes of Islamic State: A Content Analysis of Dabiq and Rumiyah Magazines

The article analyses a large content of the English-language magazines Dabiq and Rumiyah . They provide a significant amount of content for research on the role of women (mostly Western) in jihadi

Scandinavia’s Daughters in the Syrian Civil War: What can we Learn from their Family Members’ Lived Experiences?

The phenomenon of Scandinavians joining Salafi-jihadi groups in the Syrian civil war is high on the political agendas of Scandinavian countries. To counter the phenomenon, authorities are

Women at War in the Middle East: Gendered Dynamics of ISIS and the Kurdish YPJ

The Syrian conflict saw the clash of two state-building groups with starkly contrasting ideologies. The Islamic State (ISIS) sought to build a global theocratic state underpinned by strict gender

Women in the Extreme and Radical Right: Forms of Participation and Their Implications

The recent inclusion of male supremacy under the umbrella of right-wing extremism (RWE) can obscure the allure that the extreme and radical right holds for some women. This study examines women’s


Indonesia is a good model of Muslim democracy. The Islamic resurgence and the growing of democracy in North Africa and the Middle East become increasingly important, when it give more choice to

Radikalisierung als weibliche Subjektwerdung? Die Bedeutung von Geschlecht im Kontext von Politisierung

I argue that radicalization of women can be understood as female politicization. To fully grasp the process of politicization it is necessary to examine the interplay between constructions of

Gender and Contextual Perspective in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE): Examining Inclusion of Women and Contextual Factors in Online Approaches to CVE

A holistic approach to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) in the Internet Environment and Social Media is essential. This thesis focuses on gender and context consideration in online approaches to CVE

Aging worlds in contradiction: gerontological observations in the Mediterranean region

This article discusses the existing and developing aging regimes in the Northern and Southern rim countries of the whole Mediterranean region which are all undergoing considerable social and

Providing healthcare under ISIS: A qualitative analysis of healthcare worker experiences in Mosul, Iraq between June 2014 and June 2017

This study sought to explore Iraqi healthcare workers’ experiences during occupation through thematic analysis of qualitative data from twenty interviews conducted immediately after ISIS withdraw from Mosul in August 2017.



The Women’s Movement in Iran

This article sets out to analyse the different movement for women’s emancipation in Iran. The Islamic revolution of 1979 is already more than two decades old and a new generation of women who did not

The Neglected Sex: The Jihadis’ Exclusion of Women From Jihad

The ideological literature of jihad excludes women from combat, even though the classical doctrine of defensive jihad (jihad al-daf’) that jihadis invoke stipulates that all Muslims—men, women,

Women Fighting in Jihad?

The subject of women fighting in jihad has been a controversial and under-researched topic in classical and contemporary Muslim religious literature. In general, classical authorities did not see

Women and Islamic Militancy

In the last email it sent to journalist James Foley’s parents, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) mentioned one person by name: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. “We have also offered prisoner exchanges to

Understanding Jihadi Proto-States

The rise of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria has ushered to the forefront the issue of territories governed by jihadi groups. This article offers an overview of previous and


The views expressed in this report are those of the author alone. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Institute of Peace. The withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014 means that a

Holy Terror : The Implications of Terrorism Motivated by a Religious Imperative

One of the distinguishing features of international terrorism the past fifteen years has been the resurgence and proliferation of terrorist groups motivated by a religious imperative. Such groups are

Sexual Politics

  • R. Collins
  • Political Science
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1984
The Politics of Reproductive Ritual is a book that could have been much better than it is. The basic idea, that reproductive rituals are a form of politics used in stateless societies that lack more

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

In the last decade the world has witnessed a rise in women's participation in terrorism. "Women, Gender, and Terrorism" explores women's relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political,

The Face: A Natural History

Do you ever know the book? Yeah, this is a very interesting book to read. As we told previously, reading is not kind of obligation activity to do when we have to obligate. Reading should be a habit,