Originally posted on Infidels:
Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although the fighting in Syria has been accompanied at every stage by warnings about the spread and growing influence of jihadist groups, it has shone a spotlight on a development which has taken everybody by surprise: the increasing involvement of female militants in the activities of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots.
Sisters in arms
The most famous example is perhaps that of a Saudi woman, Nada Ma’id Al-Qahtani, also known as Ukht Julaybib in reference to a female martyr and companion of the Prophet Muhammad, who reportedly went to fight in Syria along with her brother.
In the wake of Qahtani’s announcement via social…
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