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Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:53 AM

 

Real Wives of ISIS Try to Pull in Other Women for the Brothers

ISIS has proved to be adept at using social media, and the group’s female followers, particularly those from England, are no exception. Glancing at assorted tweets, Tumblrs, Instagram, Ask.fm pages and Facebook accounts of ISIS supporters, it’s initially tricky to distinguish between the online white noise of 15-year-olds in Wigan, an English town, who want to seem edgy by supporting the group, and genuine followers on the ground.

A closer look, however, shows a cadre of real ISIS followers who have made the hijrah and are leaving an online account of the day-to-day workings of life under ISIS. By adopting more everyday, accessible approach to their posts, the women have carved out a social media niche, composing listicles like “10 Marriage Facts From the Islamic State,” which was published by a blogger who goes by “Bird of Jannah,” referring to the Islamic name for heaven. The list includes details such as how the Euphrates is every newlywed’s favorite date spot, how every ISIS fighter gets seven days off and how ISIS gives newly married couples a gift of $700. Well, that last one was later changed to the more general:

“Dawlah will give money or gifts to every newly-married couple.”

These women broadcast their realities through social media much like anyone of their generation, using the platforms to make sense of their lives by sharing personal details and reflections in public. Their ability to be relatable has made these women a crucial part of the ISIS media machine. And just like their male counterparts, the women are fighting a running battle with the Twitter police, who frequently suspend their accounts


http://www.vocativ.com/world/isis-2/wives-isis-attracting-western-women-syria/

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Rhinodawg Oct 2014 OP
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #1
riderinthestorm Oct 2014 #3
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #7
riderinthestorm Oct 2014 #8
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #12
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #14
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #20
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2014 #27
flamingdem Oct 2014 #4
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #9
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #13
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #16
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #17
Blue_Tires Oct 2014 #53
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #56
Blue_Tires Oct 2014 #57
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #59
world wide wally Oct 2014 #25
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #2
seveneyes Oct 2014 #5
flamingdem Oct 2014 #6
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #10
flamingdem Oct 2014 #11
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #15
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #19
cwydro Oct 2014 #22
world wide wally Oct 2014 #24
CJCRANE Oct 2014 #18
cwydro Oct 2014 #21
world wide wally Oct 2014 #23
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #28
world wide wally Oct 2014 #39
Kaleva Oct 2014 #26
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2014 #30
Kaleva Oct 2014 #44
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2014 #47
Comrade Grumpy Oct 2014 #29
flamingdem Oct 2014 #31
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #32
flamingdem Oct 2014 #40
Ex Lurker Oct 2014 #33
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #34
Name removed Oct 2014 #35
joeybee12 Oct 2014 #36
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #37
joeybee12 Oct 2014 #38
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #41
joeybee12 Oct 2014 #42
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #43
DCBob Oct 2014 #45
rollin74 Oct 2014 #46
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #49
Sen. Walter Sobchak Oct 2014 #48
Sen. Walter Sobchak Oct 2014 #50
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #51
liberal N proud Oct 2014 #52
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #54
brooklynite Oct 2014 #55
whatchamacallit Oct 2014 #58

Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:58 AM

1. Wow! Seven hundred dollars and the opportunity to be oppressed? I'm there.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:02 AM

3. You forgot the 7 day honeymoon to start your arranged marriage off right!

 



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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:09 AM

7. Oh yeah, 7 days in the desert covered in a hot, black cloth garbage sack

I'm getting wet just thinking about it.




For those of you with dirty minds, I was talking about wetness from sweat.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:11 AM

8. But but.....the Euphrates!!!111!1! Nt

 

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:21 AM

12. And i'm sure the ISIS men...

 

smell so nice in their outfits and what women could resist a man with a kalashnikov ak 47.

works for me.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:23 AM

14. Maybe that's why they're sent to the Euphrates for their honeymoon?

To wash their smelly genitals. Gee, I do hope their penises are as big as their guns

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:37 PM

20. I don't even want to think about that.

 

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:17 PM

27. somehow I kinda doubt that......

 

Now that is an image....and army of men with small penii! Who HAVE to have women arranged bought and or stolen for them...

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:03 AM

4. Hey, at least it's easy to find a husband there

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:14 AM

9. In West, ISIS Finds Women Eager to Enlist

 

The young Western Muslims trying to join radical Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq now include increasing numbers of young women who are seeking to fight or to become the wives of fighters. It is a new twist on a recruitment effort that has led several thousand men from Europe and beyond to flock to the battlefield.

In the past week alone, the authorities reported two instances of women and girls trying to get to Syria or take part in jihad. On Wednesday, the British police arrested a 25-year-old woman north of London on suspicion of preparing “terrorist acts” related to the fighting in Syria. Over the weekend, three teenage girls from the Denver suburbs — two sisters of Somali descent and a friend of Sudanese descent — were intercepted as they tried to travel to Syria.

Those were the latest in a series of cases of young Muslim women from the West trying to join militant groups like the Nusra Front or the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which is waging a campaign to create a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. The largest numbers of Western recruits have come from France and Britain, but others have come from Austria, Belgium and Spain.

For several months, the Islamic State has been making a concerted effort to enlist women and girls. It is deploying female recruiters, producing new publications and creating online forums.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/europe/as-islamists-seek-to-fill-ranks-more-western-women-answer-their-call.html?_r=0


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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:21 AM

13. Four females in one week.

Boy, their plan is really taking off.

Though the females may be located in the west, I would hardly refer to fundamentalist Muslim ladies as "western females".



I truly loathe religion for fucking people's minds like this.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:30 AM

16. Well, we're constantly told we shouldnt judge this religion...

 

that all religions are the same.

tough not to.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:33 AM

17. I feel the same about all religions

Religion fux people in their heads. Especially fundies of any sort.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:58 AM

53. Those are just the four that were caught in transit

And I think "Western" females is a euphemism for "Caucasian, preferably with Nordic looks, etc."

There was another story I'd read a couple of weeks back about the professional "wife-hunter" consultants who are tasked to find, vet and interview prospective wives for terrorist leaders in the ME...Of course the "Western" women are the most coveted and bring the highest fees...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #53)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 08:32 AM

56. See, I think it is just the opposite. I think these are children of middle eastern immigrants

They're not stealing the white women.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #56)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 11:22 AM

57. This is the story I was thinking about:

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #53)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 03:46 PM

59. Croatia would be Eastern European

I really don't think American Women or Western European women will be fighting each other over these Middle Eastern men.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:45 PM

25. Wrong finger,ladies

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:58 AM

2. That explains how women get sucked into it.

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:05 AM

5. Follow their IP and arrest them

 

No person supporting global terrorists should be allowed freedom in a free society.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:06 AM

6. Here's her photo, all in red to connote fun and excitement!

Woo hoo, where can I sign up?

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:14 AM

10. I think the red makes her look hootchie

She should be more ashamed of her gender and only display herself in black.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:20 AM

11. Just another girls night

There was a video of a woman in Raqqa who was pulled over by an enforcer and told her veil was too transparent, so these might still be too racy for Isis standards.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:25 AM

15. Well I just can't understand why any woman would not want to go through life dressed like that

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:48 AM

19. Welcome to NY--D Train

 

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:39 PM

22. Medieval. nt

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:42 AM

18. It's good to see our tax money put to good use

with the help of our allies.

Now the people of Syria have freedom from the secular state where christians and minorities were respected.

And thanks to the social media platforms that made it possible for them to link up and spread their propaganda.

(sarcasm)

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:38 PM

21. Like PT Barnum said:

There's a sucker born every minute.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:40 PM

23. They make it sound so romantic, when it's just the same old murder and mayhem day in and day out.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:18 PM

28. And some women get turned on by this.

 

Those 2 Austrian girls apparently were and are now pregnant and stuck in Syria.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 03:57 PM

39. A dream come true

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:09 PM

26. Marry a guy who wants to dump you for 72 virgins?

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:20 PM

30. really....how on earth can a lowly female compete with that?

 

but I still think one "experienced" woman would be much more fun than 72 or even 7200 virgins!

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 04:49 PM

44. 72 different, detailed and long "honey-do" lists is not my idea of paradise.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #44)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:07 PM

47. LOL!!!!

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:20 PM

29. We might ask why these people are so alienated from the societies in which they live.

 

And what can be done about that. But that gets messy and complicated.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:33 PM

31. I think it's more about identity than alienation

That's a powerful draw, to be a part of a tribe, to belong. People will give it all up for that. Gangs are an example of this - even though people know it will disadvantage them the belonging sucks them in.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 02:00 PM

32. I think youre right.

 

ISIS uses social media to attract disenfranchised young women.

Half of me feels sorry for them. The other half is pissed at the parents.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 04:37 PM

40. Young people are so vulnerable

when they're trying to figure it all out. A one size fits all solution looks pretty good at that point. They don't have a way to conceptualize the downside due to lack of experience. If their families were irrationally strict, which is my take on any Muslim family that insists on retro behavior for women, they're already dealing with lack of grounded religious irrationality, so they don't have solid ground to begin with!

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 02:25 PM

33. They'll be widows soon

The ISIS fighters are dying like flies. So they'll be alone, and maybe pregnant or with a child, in a strange land where the quasi-caliphate can't keep the lights or water on, but can damn well make sure you wear the Burkha 24-7.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 03:00 PM

34. You make it sound like a bad thing.

 

kidding

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 03:06 PM

36. The Real Wives of Isis? Why hasn't Bravo made this a show?

 



Sleazy enough for them.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #36)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 03:15 PM

37. Here's the promo...

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #37)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 03:32 PM

38. Boy, does that make me want to watch it!

 

What time and day??

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 05:38 PM

41. It's on the HISTORY channel....

 

because that's what they will be....history.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #41)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 05:46 PM

42. I was going to say A&E

 

Right after Duck Dynasty

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #41)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 05:51 PM

43. I can't watch it because the commercials for ISIS Mingle are SO annoying. nt

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 04:57 PM

45. This is one of their tactics to lure young men and women who are lonely and desparate.

Many cults have done the same in the past. It can work but at some point the whole thing collapses like pyramid scheme.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:00 PM

46. this is the public transportation they have to look forward to

women's bus in ISIS controlled Raqqa

:large

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Response to rollin74 (Reply #46)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:19 PM

49. That is really fucked up.

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:52 PM

48. Meh... fifty years ago they would have been running off to join Che™ or the Red Brigades

 

There are always juvenile dirtbags dreaming about being revolutionaries.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:25 PM

50. As already imagined by Seth MacFarlane

 

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #50)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:28 PM

51. LOL

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:30 PM

52. How do you convince someone to voluntarily submit to a life of oppression?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #52)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 06:24 AM

54. Apparently $700 and an all expense trip to the Euphrates.

 

amazing.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #52)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 08:27 AM

55. Of course, no OTHER religion would espouse such a philosophy...

Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.…

Ephesians 22

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:05 PM

58. vocatv: unreliable, biased bullshit

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