ISIS Releases Guide For Female Jihadists, Extols Virtues of 'Sedentary Existence' For Women

February 6, 2015 5:40 AM

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ISIS Releases Guide For Female Jihadists, Extols Virtues of 'Sedentary Existence' For Women

The “divine duty of motherhood” is the purpose of a woman’s existence and she has no greater responsibility than that of “being a wife to her husband,” according to a manifesto published last week by the Islamic State group’s female-only al-Khanssaa Brigade.

An English translation of the document, originally published last week in Arabic and titled “Women in the Islamic State: Manifesto and Case Study,” was released on Thursday by the Quilliam Foundation -- a London-based counterterrorism think tank.

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