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The sophisticated campaign to draw new recruits to the Islamic State organization isn't just focusing on encouraging Muslim men to emigrate to war-torn Syria and Iraq.

In increasing numbers, young Western women are leaving home for a life of adventure, religious devotion, and cloistered housework in the IS group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

What would attract young, intelligent women raised in Europe and the United States to embrace the ideology of a terrorist group that celebrates a 7th century interpretation of the Koran replete with beheadings, crucifixions, and sexual slavery?


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