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60% of Daesh Fatwas oblige women to join Jihad, Global Fatwa Index reveals in a new report

60% of Daesh Fatwas oblige women to join Jihad, Global Fatwa Index reveals in a new report

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In a new report released on Wednesday in the wake of a 30-year-old woman blew herself up in Tunis on Monday near a police patrol, the Global Fatwa Index (GFI) revealed the mechanisms by which terrorist organizations employ Fatwas to exploit and recruit women in implementing terrorist attacks. The report confirmed that 60% of women Fatwas issued by Daesh oblige females to participate in fighting under the name of Jihad.

The GFI pointed out in its report that terrorist organizations frequently deploy females in implementing suicide bombings especially after the decline of males' number joining these groups. The report revealed that females represent 13% of the total percentage of foreign fighters who recently joined Daesh.

To press females to join fighting, the GFI revealed that terrorist organizations exploit Fatwas as a religious weapon to oblige women to participate in Jihad. This is based on erroneous misleading interpretations of the concept of Jihad in Islam. Throughout the year 2018, women represented 30% of Daesh audio-visual material; however, women previously used to work with them behind the scenes.

The report concluded that Daesh distorts the true concept of Jihad in Islam by misinterpreting religious texts and exploiting the emotional aspect to encourage women to join the group. Daesh convinces women that participating in suicide bombings is their rout to paradise through including emotional touching words inside the Fatwa such as "Afifat [the chaste women], Amirat al-Jannah [Princesses of paradise and Ara'is al-Jihad [Jihad prides].