Thursday, August 10, 2017

Media: Pakistani Taliban Launches a Women's Magazine, Jihadi Bride

Cosmopolitan it ain't.

I realize we're getting close to Humza Arshad or "Real Housewives of ISIS" territory, "Does this suicide vest make me look fat?"
(‘Oh babe, you look gorgeous!’ her friend tells her, before telling the camera in an aside: ‘She looked MASSIVE. You’re gonna need a lot of Semtex to kill that one.’)
Two of the girls wear the same vest – ‘awkward’ (Picture: BBC)

But hey, I'm not the bleepin' Taliban folks putting out the mag.

From The Guardian:

Pakistani Taliban starts magazine for would-be female jihadist
Editorial urges women to invite ‘like-minded’ sisters to secret gatherings and to learn how to use weapons and grenades
The Pakistani Taliban have published the first edition of a magazine aimed at convincing women to join them and practise jihad.

The inaugural front cover of Sunnat-i-Khaula – which translates as “The Way of Khaula” and refers to a 7th-century female Muslim warrior – shows a woman veiled from head to toe.
The 45-page magazine attempts to depict support from a section of society traditionally despised by the militant group.

As well as an advice column for would-be female jihadists, the magazine contains an interview with the wife of Fazlullah Khorasani, the head of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). She is not named in the interview, in which she talks about marrying Khorasani at 14.

“I ask you why now everywhere there is a hue and cry about underage marriages … We have to understand that mature boys and girls if left unmarried for too long can become a source of moral destruction of the society,” she says.

An opening editorial says the magazine is aimed at encouraging “women of Islam to come forward and join the ranks of mujahideen [holy warriors]”.

“Organise secret gatherings at home and invite like-minded jihadi sisters,” the editorial suggests. “Distribute literature reflecting on the obligation of jihad, arrange physical training classes for sisters. Learn how to operate simple weapons. Learn the use of grenades.”....