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Shamima Begum: Why women support terror

In The News, 17 April 2019
Terrorism and Conflict, Radicalisation and Countering Violent Extremism
When women make the news because of terrorism, the focus has often been on their role as victims or as potential allies in countering the threat. By contrast, women who take part in and support extremism have sometimes been overlooked. This changed when runaway teen Shamima Begum was described as the "poster girl" for Islamic State after being tracked down at a Syrian refugee camp.

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Martine Zeuthen
Associate Fellow

Martine Zeuthen is an Associate Fellow in the Terrorism and Conflict programme at RUSI. She is currently based in Kenya and set up RUSI’... read more