Jihadology Podcast

Jihadology Podcast: The Western Women of ISIS with Erin Saltman

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 9:56 AM

This episode of the Jihadology Podcast features an interview with Erin Saltman on the report she co-authored with Melanie Smith, “‘Till Martyrdom Do Us Part’: Gender and the ISIS Phenomenon” (PDF). The conversation covered a variety of topics related to female participation in jihadism including:

  • The history of female participation in jihadism
  • Why the situation in Syria/Iraq is unique
  • The biggest misconceptions of female emigrants
  • The push and pull factors leading women to join up
  • The different backgrounds of these women
  • What they are doing inside Islamic State territory once they arrive

After that is our #SocialMedia segment, covering jihadi social media posts from June 30-July 10. Links:

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