Special Report – Women in Jihad
Years before Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana made international news for their attempts to leave the Islamic State, renowned terrorism analyst Halla Diyab began writing articles for The Jamestown Foundation documenting numerous cases of Western women being radicalized in their home countries and becoming aggressive, motivated agents for jihadist militant groups in the Middle East.
Jamestown is proud to release this compilation of her work to the public, with an introduction by prominent researcher Alison Pargeter. Halla Diyab is the founder and director of Liberty Media Productions, which focuses on cross-cultural issues between the United Kingdom and the Middle East. She is also a columnist at al-Arabiya English, writing on Syria, Islam and Middle Eastern political affairs.