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Caliphettes: Women and the Appeal of Islamic State

06.06.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

The following report discusses the appeal of the Islamic Sate “caliphate” to women. It was done through a close analysis of Islamic State’s official propaganda and unofficial proselytisers. In the process, four promises – empowerment, deliverance, participation and piety – are identified as the organisation’s key pull factors. The report delivers policy recommendations on how to face female radicalisation and recruitment, in line with general counter-radicalisation, but using women as specific entry points. 


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : Haras Rafiq & Nikita Malik
  • Publishing house : Quilliam
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 53
  • Language : English


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