Islamic State releases new regulations for female jihadists


Female jihadi fighters. File photo

ARA News 

ISTANBUL – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has issued a number of new rules and regulations for women who want to make jihadist operations against opponents, including detailed guidepost for those who “got the permission” of being suicide bombers.

An Arab woman asked the group for publishing the jihad guidelines, wondering how she could serve the mujahideen (jihadist fighters) if the war waged in ‘Bilad al-Haramain’ (in reference to Saudi Arabia).

The group responded to the female sympathizer by releasing a statement including basic guidelines for jihadi women.

“Women can make jihad to support the religion of God according to their capabilities, whether by nursing, sewing, or serving through cooking, washing and other things,” the ISIS-linked Zura Foundation quoted the group’s statement as saying.

The group pointed out if a woman is raided in her house, she may defend herself with weapons, detonating her suicide belt if needed. “She has the right to bomb it without the permission of others (apparently from the group),” the statement read.

“She also can fight without the permission of others, in case she was under attack by infidels,” said the group’s Foundation, adding: “Women are allowed to carry out martyrdom (suicidal) operations only if the Emir (ISIS leading member) orders it.”

“Women may use a sniper rifle according to orders from the Emir,” the group argued. 

The statement added that women are also invited to military training only if they were dressed according to Sharia and separated from men. 

Last week, it was believed a woman, identified as Hasna Ait Boulachen, had blown herself up in Paris during a security raid that followed the deadly attacks in the French capital, during which 129 have been killed and more than 300 others wounded.

Regardless of their exact role within the group, regional and western governments are concerned about their female citizens who join the group and become radicalized.

Reporting by: Egid Yousef

Source: ARA News

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One thought on “Islamic State releases new regulations for female jihadists”

  1. R says:

    The investigation in Paris finally found out that it was not Hasna Ait Boulahcen who detonated a suicide belt, even though she probably died from the detonation.

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