He says he arrived in the caliphate 10 months ago and converted to Islam 13 years ago. They include a year-old Somali-American woman claiming to be living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and calling herself ModestMuslimah. In and some militants used their own niche matchmaking site on Twitter to form connections — and to recruit and groom.
She suspects curbs by Facebook and other social-media providers to block IS members and fellow travelers outside Syria from using their sites has forced some jihadists to resort to mainstream dating sites. But Western intelligence surveillance may have prompted caution. The site stipulates members must be at least 18 years of age.
Among other jihadists from English-speaking countries currently in Syria using the site is a teenage British user calling himself MujahidSham. And another member, a married year-old user profiled as Abu.
Bakr1, appears to be searching for a second wife. The stream of mainly young, impressionable Western and North African girls traveling to Syria to marry a fighter appears to have fallen off, according to analysts. There are increasing physical obstacles trying to get into Syria: In , details emerged from former Tunisian jihadists of how an Austrian teen, Samra Kesinovic, who fled Europe to join IS was used as a sex slave for new fighters before she was beaten to death.
How many Western jihadi brides there are is unclear — authorities in London say about British women have traveled to the caliphate since Judging by the English writing on some of the pictures posted online, the group is targeting potential western brides — something they have had success with in the past. The most famous case of late was that of two Austrian teenagers who fled to join the group and are believed to have been killed in November after trying to flee.
But as indicated by report by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation at a London University, the reasons for western women to be attracted to such extremist groups are varied and complex. CNN is currently reporting on "Jihotties".
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