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As IS loses power, will group tap women jihadis to fight?

Published by Al-Monitor on November 16, 2016.  The glory days of the so-called caliphate are over. For the past two years, the Islamic State (IS) has suffered severe losses on the battlefield, and it seems only a matter of time … Continue reading

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Radicalized Western mothers lead children into Islamic State

Written for Al-Monitor on April, 13, 2015 AMSTERDAM — For Aysha and Luca Opdam’s father, it is still hard to accept that his children, born and raised in the Netherlands, are now living in Syria. In a letter, he describes how his ex-wife … Continue reading

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