Jihadist guide dispels myths of 'adventure' for women under IS

February 6, 2015 2:16 AM

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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 militant group.

The Quilliam Foundation, a UK-based anti-terrorism thin ktank, 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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