ISIS created a brigade of women in the city of Raqqa, Syria earlier this year. The brigade targets those women in the city who do not abide by strict Sharia law.
ISIS official Abu Amad described the purposes of the brigade, namely, that it is to
raise awareness among women, and arrest and punish women who do not follow the religion correctly. Jihad is not a man-only duty. Women must do their part as well.
The brigade raided the Hamida Taher Girls School and arrested 10 students, two teachers, and a secretary for having too thin veils. They then spent six hours in an ISIS detention center, where they were whipped, some of them 30 times each.
Female ISIS members arrested a teen named Zainab four months ago and locked her in a detention center. They finally let her out after testing her on prayer, fasting, and hijab.
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The brigade has created fear among the women and girls of Raqqa. We’ve seen how they move, always watching women on the street, raiding schools, arresting students and locking them in for hours.
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