A look at ISIL’s recruitment focus on girls and women

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Growing concern over ISIL’s efforts to recruit young girls and women from around the world. Promises of a welcoming community and an Islamic utopia are just part of their the group’s pitch. CCTV’s Frances Kuo reports on ISIL’s tactics and the roles these new recruits may be taking on.

A look at ISIL's recruitment focus on girls and women

A look at ISIL's recruitment focus on girls and women

Growing concern over ISIL's efforts to recruit young girls and women from around the world. Promises of a welcoming community and an Islamic utopia are just part of their the group's pitch.


French journalist goes inside ISIL recruitment

One journalist wanted to understand why young women, like three British teens recently in the news, would leave their families to join an extremist group in Iraq and Syria. So she pretended to be one of them and acted as a 20-year-old convert to Islam. In her book “In the Skin of a Jihadist” the French reporter shares her story of meeting an ISIL member online, and almost becoming his wife.

French journalist goes inside ISIL recruitment

French journalist goes inside ISIL recruitment

One journalist wanted to understand why young women, like three British teens recently in the news, would leave their families to join an extremist group in Iraq and Syria. So she pretended to be one of them and acted as a 20-year-old convert to Islam. In her book "In the Skin of a Jihadist" the French reporter shares her story of meeting an ISIL member online, and almost becoming his wife.