Internet dating for rebels: British women flocking to Syria's sexual jihad
British women apparently have the hots for the Syrian rebels....so much so they're willing to marry those fighting against President Bashar al-Assad! (Shutterstock)
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Some British women are travelling to Syria to marry foreign-sponsored militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a new report shows.
According to the shocking report from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at London’s King’s College, an increasing number of British women have been marrying men from militant groups in Syria after meeting them on the Internet.
Experts say that the militants attract female followers by posting heroic-sounding photos and messages online.
At least four British women, coming from London, Portsmouth and Surrey, are known to have married English-speaking militants fighting against the Syrian government.
But researchers from the King’s College believe the number is much higher.
Women wishing to marry armed militants reportedly fly out to tourist destinations in Turkey first to avoid suspicion.
The issue of the so-called “jihad al-nikah” (sexual Jihad) was first brought to international media intention in September last year, when it was found that dozens of Tunisian women had travelled to Syria to marry foreign-backed militants. The real Islam in no way approves of the so-called jihad al-nikah.
Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou has said between 60 and 80 Tunisian girls, who had travelled to Syria through Turkey to perform “Jihad al-Nikah” with foreign-backed Takfiri militants, have returned back home pregnant. Ben Jeddou also noted that militants are using Tunisian girls as comfort women.
Earlier this month, a new footage posted online suggested that British citizens fighting in Syria have been involved in acts of execution and torture.
UK intelligence sources told the Daily Telegraph in December 2013 that from among the 1,000 Westerners fighting with different militant groups in Syria over 300 are British nationals.
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