WVN Director, Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Commentary on Female Jihadists

December 8, 2015

In several recent news appearances, WVN Director, Dr. Qanta Ahmed addresses media fascination with female jihadists. While presented as a new phenomenon in Western media, Dr. Ahmed provides a history of female recruitment to militant movements over the past three-and-a-half decades.

Dr. Ahmed talks with Fox News about the ongoing recruitment and participation of female terrorists:


In this segment on Al-Jazeera, Dr. Ahmed weighs in on the question: "How Islamic is the Islamic State?"

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Here Dr. Ahmed discusses whether or not warning signs were missed prior to the San Bernardino attack, regarding the female jihadist: