Australian Women Performing Sexual Jihad For The Islamic State
By Athena Yenko | August 29, 2014 11:31 AM EST
Australian women are reportedly volunteering themselves to serve as 'comfort women' as part of a sexual jihad for the Islamic State.
A woman holds a cross during a rally organised by Iraqi Christians in Germany denouncing what they say is repression by the Islamic State militant group against Christians living in Iraq, in Berlin, August 17, 2014.
"Intelligence exchanged with other countries revealed that Sunni Muslim women from Australia and the United Kingdom had also joined up with ISIS," a Malaysian intelligence officer, speaking anonymously, told The Malaysian Insider.
The Islamic State, in its seize of Mosul in Iraq in June, had announced a decree imposing Jihad Al-Nikah.
Jihad Al-Nikah is a practice where Sunni women volunteered themselves to comfort Islamist fighters through sexual means. Through such practice, the fighters' morale is believed to be boosted up. It all started during the battle against Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria.
"These women are believed to have offered themselves in sexual comfort roles to Isis fighters who are attempting to establish Islamic rule in the Middle East. This concept may seem controversial, but it has arisen as certain Muslim women here are showing sympathy for the Isis struggle," the official said.
Three Malaysian women had already been confirmed to have travelled to the Middle East to serve as comfort women. One woman, in her 30s, travelled to Turkey to meet up with a middleman who travelled with her by land until they reached Syria. Another woman, in her 40s, has been reported to be with the ISIS since April.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had confirmed that there are approximately 100 more Australians who are supporting the ISIS, 60 of which are fighting with the group on the battlefield. However, the government has not reported any information relating to Australians serving as comfort women for the terrorists.
"We do have a significant number of Australian citizens who are taking leadership roles within the Islamic State terrorist organisation and this is a particularly brutal, barbaric organization," Bishop told ABC radio.
Bishop said that Australia is issuing a call to other nations, involving Arab nations, to build a coalition of support in eradicating abhorrent terrorist activities.
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