Isis: more and more French women join jihad, 220 and rising

600 French Jihadists have been counted as Daesh recruits

08 January, 13:49

    Women with the traditional Islamic veil Women with the traditional Islamic veil

     - PARIS - French women are increasingly present among Isis combatants, said radio France Info referencing sources of the information services.

    Quoting a secret report, France Info said 220 women joined the holy war waged by the Islamic State a figure which has kept increasing in the last 2 years.

    France Info calculated that 164 left up to September 2015 and that the number has reached the figure of 220 only three months later.

    One-third of these women converted to Islam, compared to one-sixth of men.

    According to the report, 600 French Jihadists have been counted as Daesh recruits up to December and the proportion of women is on the rise, from 10% in 2013 to the current 35% .

    At the moment, these women are not active combatants but travel to Syria to get married or join their husbands.

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