Female jihadist guide dispels myths of life under Islamic State: thinktank

February 5, 2015 1:42 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls may marry at nine, the "most pure" will be wed by 16 or 17 and all women should consider motherhood the purpose of their existence, according to a manifesto attributed to an all-female branch of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

The Quilliam Foundation, a UK-based anti-terrorism thinktank, said the text states women should be hidden and veiled, stay at home and shun fashion boutiques and beauty salons as the work of the devil.

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