A disturbing 25 percent of the foreigners who joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria were women and children, according to a report delivered this week to the United Nations Security Council. The findings were from a study of ISIS foreigners by the UK-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR).
Key points from the report include:
Eastern Asia saw the highest proportion of recorded IS-affiliated women and minors at up to 70%, followed by Eastern Europe (44%); Western Europe (42%); the Americas, Australia and New Zealand (36%); Central Asia (30%); South-Eastern Asia (35%); Southern Asia (27%); Middle East and North Africa (MENA, 8%); and sub-Saharan Africa (<1%)
Women and minors affiliated with and inspired by IS have already demonstrated their prominence as security threats, with numerous foiled and successful attacks plotted and carried out globally.
ICSR also came up with a series of proposals for how to deal with this group, as you can see in this video:
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