In May of last year ISIS made a bold move in favor of the rights of women living in their territory – they could now become suicide bombers without their husband’s permission! Such a grim announcement is what constitutes for advancement of women’s rights in the Muslim world.
Perhaps it’s a sign that they’re running low on combatants, but the first all-female terror cell was just uncovered in France.
Via The Sun
A French teenager shot by cops was part of France’s first ever all-female ISIS terror cell which planned to attack a mainline railway station in Paris this week, it was alleged today. Ines M. – whose full surname has not been revealed – was one of three women suspected of setting up a terror cell in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, south of the French capital.
The flat they were sharing was raided on Thursday evening, when the 19-year-old is accused of wounding an officer with a kitchen knife. He is said to have suffered ‘a light shoulder wound’, while his alleged attacker was shot repeatedly before being evacuated to hospital, where her condition was said to be stable.
Today it emerged that the female jihadi cell – the first of its kind in France – had supposedly wanted to attack the Gare du Lyon in Paris, which is one of the busiest rail stations in Europe.
Police and officers from the DGSI, France’s counter-terrorism intelligence agency, had been on the trail of the trio since Sunday, when a car full of gas canisters was found parked in Paris.
There were fears it was going to be used in a terrorist attack on the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, which ISIS has regularly threatened.
The Peugeot 607 belonged to Ines M.’s father and sources close to the case said she and her accomplices, aged 23 and 39, had tried to set it on fire before fleeing.
The terror suspect was said to have been carrying a ‘last testament’ in which she swore allegiance to ISIS.
The letter also pledged to avenge the death of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the ‘ISIS spokesman’ killed by a US drone last month, it was said.
If this is anything like a sorority, I don’t even want to imagine what the initiation process was like…
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]