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The News Minute | October 20, 2014 | 7.50 pm IST

The extremist group ISIS has announced the establishment of a training institute for women who wish to join the war for jihad.

The institute, its mission statement says, aims to “prepare sisters for the battlefields of jihad.” It is meant for such women who are “interested in explosive belt and suicide bombing more than a white dress or a castle or furniture,” reported Vocativ.

So as to inspire and lure women to their side, the ISIS’s post in its forum talks about Nusaybah bint Ka’ab, a woman who had courageously fought the Battle of Uhud in the year 625 along with her husband and son and who managed to chop off the leg of the man who had attacked her son.

The institute would train the women who join it in a wide range of topics like sewing, cooking, medical first aid, Sharia laws, weaponry and computer.

Isis Women

To the tweet announcing the establishment of such an institute, a woman replied thus:

“I have long been thinking about how to prepare myself and what will be the way but today I saw this from al-Zawra, institute dedicated for female supporters.”

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