Selling the 'Fantasy': Why Young Women Would Join ISIS

February 20, 2015 8:33 PM

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Selling the 'Fantasy': Why Young Women Would Join ISIS

British authorities’ desperate race to track down three 15-year-old girls who they suspect are on their way to Syria to possibly connect with the terror group ISIS has reignited a question raised when a young American woman put herself in a similar position –- namely, why?

Commander Richard Walton of Britain’s Counter Terrorism Command said today that the three 15-year-olds are hardly alone in their quest to join jihadists and that British authorities “are concerned about the number of girls and young women who have or are intending to travel to the part of Syria that...

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