Female Radicalization

Aizhan Orozbakieva

Female Radicalization

Číslo: 5/2019
Periodikum: Mezinárodní politika

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Anotace: With ISIS losing its positions, young women that have been driven to the group, predominantly to marry Daesh militants are expressing their sentiments to return back to countries of their origin. This induces a debate whether they need to be allowed back or not. The discourse is polarized with ones claiming for a second chance and ones arguing against it. While politicians, scholars, civil society and journalists debate on this matter by trying to justify their arguments, it is crucial to understand why radicalization happens in the first place. The following article aims to explore the reasons why women from democratic states travel to war zones such as in Syria and join the terrorist network.