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Ladies’ Home Journal — Jihad edition: Al Qaeda affiliate releases women’s magazine

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

The wait is over. Finally, a magazine just for women with a predilection for religiously motivated self-detonation!

This month the al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Fajr Media Center released its first issue of “Al-Shamikha” (“Majestic Woman”), a magazine for women featuring tips on beauty, health and, naturally, violent jihad. Think Elle magazine for the Islamofascist.

According to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), editor Saleh Youssef aims to reach women to shield them from the propaganda of the infidel.

“Because women constitute half of the population – and [one might even say] that they are the population, since they give birth to the next generation – the enemies [of Islam] are bent on preventing [the Muslim] woman from knowing the truth about her religion and her role, since they know all too well what would happen if women entered the field [of jihad]. The nation of Islam needs women who know the truth about their religion and about the battle and its dimensions, and know what is expected of them.”

The magazine cover is fitting, with a covered woman bearing a gun.

The articles in the publication are geared toward ensuring their women are good models of jihadi-inspired motherhood.

“Women bear the greatest responsibility for rescuing the ummah [Islamic community] from the quagmire of indifference and weakness in which it has been living for generations,” writes Youssef. “Let us be Muslims as Allah wants us to be, in [our] faith, values, appearance and actions.”

The centerpiece of the magazine is an interview with the wife of a suicide bomber. The widow, Um Muhannad, explains to the interviewer how she longed her whole life to marry a mujahid (or religious fighter) and how women play a crucial role in the movement.

“A woman has a pivotal role in spurring [her husband to jihad] and supporting [the mujahideen] … When a woman is convinced of something, she becomes a source support [for this cause] and spreads it all around her,” said Um Muhannad. “[In the case of jihad], she teaches [her son] to become a mujahid from childhood, and encourages him until he achieves his goal [i.e., martyrdom]. More than anything, a mujahid needs someone to support and help him.”

Not to be outdone by Cosmo, the publication also features clothing and health advice as well as guidance on how to snag a man.

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  • MerryJ1

    Can you just imagine the scene if a Western man tried to talk his American wife or girlfriend into wearing a bag over her head? How would you like to be a fly on the wall to watch that 911 domestic violence-call response? And the aftermath, when the poor guy tried to stand up and walk without crutches? Heh.

  • robjh1

    This is why we needed the hearing on radical Islam last week. It would be hard pressed to see this article on liberal sites.

  • clw

    How can literally BILLIONS of people be so CLUELESS as to buy into this colossal JOKE, “jihad”?! It really is a cancer. These fools are completely brainwashed. Period. They can no longer think for themselves. They should all be institutionalized! You get ONE life on this Earth and this is what they do with it? What a WASTE. How can they not see how much more meaning life would have if they did something GOOD instead of evil and idiotic?! The nuts who actually DO the brainwashing (generation after generation) must be EXTRAORIDINARILY good at what they do!

  • Carl Spackler

    “Top 3 Warnings Your Jihad Joe may be Getting Ready to Pull the Plug on your Relationship!”

    3) He incessently sings/hums the same ’80s Police song. “Don’t stand so, don’t stand so…”

    2) He continually refers to your birth control as an “IED.”

    1) During role playing he always refers to you as “Virgin #12.”

    (Encouraged by Jazzy Jas)