But the Institute for Strategic Dialogue has found that many of the women moving to the country are shocked to find the conditions that await them.
Women need men just so they can get out and about which becomes even more difficult for women without husbands, a study found.
One of the women the study’s authors spoke to said: “The reality is that to stay without a man here is really difficult.
“It is not like the west where you can casually walk out and go to Asda/Walmart and drive back home … even till now we have to stay safe outside and must always be accompanied by a Mahram [chaperone].”
But just because the women have a hard time doesn’t make them less supportive of the brutal violence carried out by terrorist group IS, the study found.
Authors Carolyn Hoyle, Alexandra Bradford and Ross Frenett, wrote: “Many of the reasons women travel to join ISIS are similar to the reasons that male fighters travel; a feeling that the Ummah [nation] is under attack, an ideological and religious duty to do something and a search for comradeship and meaning in their lives.
“The draw of IS is particularly strong among women and many of the personal journeys and cognitive openings[the moment, often a personal crisis, when individuals are vulnerable to radicalisation] are unique to women.”
The study found that the internet is a key part of radicalising aspiring female migrants and suggested it should be used to push back against the process.
source : Daily Star