March 15, 2011
One Man's Homicide Bomber is Another Muslim's Mother (or Wife)Topics: Understanding Islam
Al-Qaeda's new magazine for women is offering tips for beauty and fashion along with advice on suicide bombings.
(Photo via Pamela Geller: Burqa clad would-be suicide women attackers talk with media representatives following their arrest by security forces in Madyan, a town in restive Swat valley)
The Daily Mail reports: Glossy 'Jihad Cosmo' combines beauty tips with suicide bombing advice:
Al-Qaeda has launched a women's magazine that mixes beauty and fashion tips with advice on suicide bombings.If this wasn't so sick it would be laughable. Read the rest here ...
Dubbed 'Jihad Cosmo', the glossy magazine's front cover features the barrel of a sub-machine gun next to a picture a woman in a veil.
There are exclusive interviews with martyrs' wives, who praise their husbands' decisions to die in suicide attacks.
The slick, 31-page Al-Shamikha magazine - meaning The Majestic Woman - has advice for singletons on 'marrying a mujahideen'.
Readers are told it is their duty to raise children to be mujahideen ready for jihad.
And the 'beauty column' instructs women to stay indoors with their faces covered to keep a 'clear complexion'.
They should 'not go out except when necessary' and wear a niqab for 'rewards by complying with the command of Allah Almighty'.
A woman called Umm Muhanad hails her husband for his bravery after his suicide bombing in Afghanistan.
And another article urges readers to give their lives for the Islamist cause.
It advises: 'From martyrdom, the believer will gain security, safety and happiness.'
Posted by Richard at March 15, 2011 10:58 AM
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