Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, gives an interview to Australian Institute for International Affairs on the role of women in extremist jihad.
The interview explored questions including:
- What prompts a young, educated woman brought up in the West to run away to join a fundamentalist society where the role of women is highly circumscribed?
- Do these women have agency? What are the push and pull factors driving them to engage in violent activities in the name of jihad?