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Why French Teenagers are Joining ISIS

Oct 12, 2016
  • Credit: Martin Bureau / AFP
  • Author: Cian Traynor
    Language(s): English

Approximately 5,000 westerners have joined the Islamic State, and about 600-700 of them are female. But in France, roughly half of all those joining ISIS between the ages of 12 and 17 are girls. They are mainly from middle-class backgrounds, with around 30 per cent having no connection with Islam.

 

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