Whoever said Islam wasn’t focused on gender equality?
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Sexual jihad allows women to become suicide bombers “without their male partner’s approval,” according to an article released by the Islamic State Saturday via social media.
“Those women who married our men can blow themselves up without having their husbands’ consent,” the article said.
According to the documents, self-described caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the main person in charge of women’s faith. Regional experts believe the new changes came after the militant group’s heavy losses in Iraq and Syria, and this has encouraged them to promote the role of female jihadis.