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Ten Percent of Western Recruits to ISIS are Women

September 23, 2014 Topic: ISIS Region: Middle East Blog Brand: The Buzz

Ten Percent of Western Recruits to ISIS are Women

After the execution of Steven Sotloff by an ISIS terrorist this month, a chilling message from inside ISIS-controlled territory reached tens of thousands globally via social media: “I wish I did it.”

Middle East specialist Joseph Braude is the author, most recently, of The Honored Dead (Random House, 2011), and is now at work on a book about Arabic media.

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