Women and Terrorism Roundtable



The Homeland Security Committee hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Women and Terrorism” chaired by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY). ISIS’s efforts to recruit women are alarming. The terror network’s intense, and often flashy recruitment videos prey on vulnerable women luring them to the fight to pick up guns or to willingly become ISIS brides and support the male ISIS fighters. What kind of women are susceptible to such recruitment? Why are some women choosing to join ISIS when it is clear they will become sex slaves, and often killed? How can the West counter the intense recruitment efforts of these terror groups? These questions and more will be discussed.

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