A new propaganda magazine unveiled this summer by the Pakistani Taliban targets an unexpected audience: women. Journalist Rafia Zakaria describes how the Taliban, who came to power on a promise to eliminate females from the public sphere, are now calling on girls and women to rebel against the strictures of their drab domestic life and join in the jihadi struggle.
Terror and the Family: How Jihadi Groups Are Redefining the Role of Women
RAFIA ZAKARIA is a columnist for Dawn, the largest English newspaper in Pakistan, as well as for The Baffler, Guardian Books, and other outlets. She is the author of “The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan” (Beacon Press 2015) and “Veil,” which will be released by Bloomsbury in September 2017.
Rafia Zakaria; Terror and the Family: How Jihadi Groups Are Redefining the Role of Women. World Policy Journal 1 September 2017; 34 (3): 41–44. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4280112
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