Why do women join Islamic State?

Why do women join Islamic State?

By Sara Mahmood Posted May 29, 2016 05:20:29 Despite misconceptions that they’re being tricked or coerced, the growing number of women joining Islamic State are doing so for the same political ends as men, writes Sara Mahmood. Infographic: British woman Aqsa Mahmood travelled to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter. (Supplied) Why do women join the so-called Islamic State (IS)? Is it because they’ve been seduced by promises of kittens and chocolate-hazelnut spread? This week US Assistant Attorney General John Carlin said terrorist groups like IS were distributing propaganda…

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Saints overwhelm still-winless Dockers by 34 points

Saints overwhelm still-winless Dockers by 34 points

Updated May 28, 2016 19:28:44 Photo: Some stern words from coach Ross Lyon were not enough to turn around the Dockers. (Getty Images: Darrian Traynor) Fremantle has once again failed to break its 2016 duck, wasting a spirited comeback to eventually succumb to the Saints by 34 points. Having burst out of the blocks to kick the first four goals of the games, St Kilda looked as good as home at the quarter-time break as Fremantle struggled to fire a shot. External Link: Highlights: St Kilda v Fremantle But after…

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Back in blue for good cause

Back in blue for good cause

Chris Judd dons a beanie in support of Cure for MND. Picture: JAKE NOWAKOWSKIDUAL Brownlow medallist and former Carlton Football Club captain Chris Judd is back in blue this winter for a worthwhile cause. The Blues star is rugging up with a blue Cure for MND Foundation’s Big Freeze 2 beanie, to help find a cure and “freeze” terminal Motor Neuron Disease. Judd, 32, said he became involved with the not-for-profit organisation after he learned of the heartbreaking effects of MND — which leaves victims bedridden and unable to care…

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