ISIS' All-Female Manifesto Tells 9-Year-Old Girls to Marry Jihadis; Women to Be Hidden Inside 'Cell in the House'
An all-female police force of the Islamic State terror group has released a manifesto which is laced with references to the Islamic scriptures, encouraging girls as young as 9, to marry Jihadis and asking women to remain "hidden and veiled" and serve their "masters."
The all-female Al-Khanssaa Brigade's media wing uploaded the manifesto, "Women in the Islamic State: Manifesto and Case Study," onto a jihadist forum used by ISIS to be distributed among its Arabic-speaking supporters, according to Quilliam, a U.K-based counter-extremism think tank.
The treatise is the first such document of its kind, and fundamentally misogynist claiming that the role of women is "divinely" limited, says Quilliam, which translated the text into English.
"It is considered legitimate for a girl to be married at the age of 9. Most pure girls will be married by 16 or 17, while they are still young and active," it says.
The document portrays Western society as "the model preferred by infidels in the West," which "failed the minute that women were 'liberated' from their cell in the house."
Much of what ISIS supporters claim on social media is designed to "exaggerate, obfuscate and confuse," but the manifesto, which seeks to draw in women from countries in the region, "presents something that is more akin to the realities of living as a female jihadist in IS-held territories," Quilliam said.
The manifesto calls beauty parlours "satanic."
"'O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts' (Quran 7:26). Even according to God there is ugliness. But by the decoration of the soldiers of Satan those parts become places of beauty and attractiveness," it says, and adds that Western women who join ISIS should get married to a jihadi and devote their lives to cooking, cleaning and raising a family.
The document gives a lengthy rebuttal of "Western civilisation" and universal human rights such as gender equality.
The manifesto stresses on the importance of motherhood and family support, and attempts to convince that it's a fundamental necessity for women to have a sedentary lifestyle, and that her responsibilities lie first and foremost in the house, except in a few narrowly defined circumstances, Quilliam noted. Indeed, this is her "divinely appointed right."
In its English propaganda publication, the Sunni terror group earlier sought to justify its barbarity, saying it's "Islamic" to capture and forcibly make "infidel" women sexual slaves.
"Before Shaytan [Satan] reveals his doubts to the weak-minded and weak hearted, one should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar [infidels] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shari'ah that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Qur'an and the narration of the prophet … and thereby apostatizing from Islam," stated the ISIS' glossy propaganda magazine "Dabiq," named after a site in Muslim apocalypse mythology.
"Dabiq" bills itself as "a periodical magazine focusing on the issues of tawhid (unity), manhaj (truth-seeking), hijrah (migration), jihad (holy war) and jama'ah (community)," according to the Washington, D.C.-based The Clarion Project.
ISIS is an al-Qaeda offshoot which seeks to form an Islamic emirate in the Levant region through "jihad." It has gained control over large territories in Iraq and Syria.