May 09, 2017

There is No Life without Jihad and No Jihad without Hijrah´: The Jihadist Mobilisation of Women in Spain, 2014-2016

There is No Life without Jihad and No Jihad without Hijrah´: The Jihadist Mobilisation of Women in Spain, 2014-2016

17 Apr 2017

Here’s an intimate portrait of the jihadist mobilization of women in Spain. According to the text's author, female recruits exhibit a number of common traits – i.e., they’re typically young and single, 60% of them are Spanish, they don’t have a criminal record, and they have a secondary-level education. Further, their apparent lack of self-radicalization indicates that the women are largely recruited in online settings and summoned to fulfill a variety of roles within jihadist organizations.

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AuthorCarola García-CalvoSeriesElcano Royal Institute AnalysesIssue34PublisherElcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic StudiesCopyright© 2017 Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies

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