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This chapter examines the gendering of the global security agenda as women's rights advocates and governance feminists in the 21st century clamored for inclusion in initiatives to Counter/Prevent Violent Extremism (CVE/PVE). When these securofeminists, despite cautions about threats to human rights, promote themselves as uniquely positioned to combat “extremism,” they contribute to the dominant security logic that links violence to Muslims. The embrace of this phantom category “extremism” blocks specific historical and political analyses of how gender and violence are linked and erases the violence of securitization and counter-terrorism. The counterintuitive case of Muslim women who chose to travel to Syria and Iraq to support ISIS puzzled securofeminists since their case for leadership roles depended on their expertise on violence against women.

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