Hundreds of Tunisian women who want to fight in Syria have found a way by following the direction of Islamic preachers on the Internet. In an effort to 'comfort' the rebel Islamic fighters, women are going into the Northern part of the country and having sex with up to 100 men and returning home pregnant. What would make these women do something like this? 'Jihad al-nikah' (sexual holy war in Arabic) is a belief by some Sunni Muslim Salafists that extramarital sexual relations with multiple partners is a legitimate form of holy war. It's understandable that the women want to contribute, but this is so drastic, sad and dangerous.
Interior Minister Lotfi ben Jeddou talked about the women to the National Constituent Assembly on Thursday. He said since he took office in March, "six thousand of our young people have been prevented from going" to Syria for that purpose. In Tunisia, a 'fatwa' (religious order) was supposedly put out on online social networks by Sheikh Mohamed al-Arifi (who denies he did it) calling for all Muslim women to 'perform jihad through sex'. Some are saying that the claim of a fatwa is just to make the rebel fighters look bad. Regardless, the young women are the ones who will suffer. You can read the entire story at DailyMail.
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