Girls can get married at age 9, should be hitched by age 16 or 17 and should lead sedentary lives as mothers, according to a manifesto published by an all-female group of ISIS.
The document, produced by ISIS’ female militia Al-Khanssaa Brigade, was published on a jihadist forum last month and translated into English by the London-based Quilliam Foundation, a counter-terror think-tank.
“It is always preferable for a woman to remain hidden and veiled, to maintain society from behind this veil,” the translation says.
Muslim women are also told to stay away from beauty salons and fashion boutiques.
The foundation said the unofficial treatise is meant to provide a more accurate description of how Muslim women are expected to behave – as opposed to accounts by Western female jihadists.
“Just as they have sexed up what it is to be a women living in the so-called caliphate, this document dresses it down. Women, it is unambiguously stated, are homemakers and mothers,” the foundation said in its conclusion.
“The matters of adventure and excitement, themes most used by female Western recruiters trying to recruit young girls to IS, are the realm of men,” it said.