Women seeking higher education are dupes – ISIS

Marriage and motherhood – not college degrees and careers – are the paramount goals for young girls living in the territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the fledgling terrorist organisation known as ISIS. And girls need not wait until they’re in their 20s or 30s to attain either goal. That much can be gleaned from a "manifesto" on women that was recently disseminated by the group, writes Jamaal Abdul-Alim for The Atlantic.

"It is considered legitimate for a girl to be married at the age of nine," the manifesto says. "Most pure girls will be married by sixteen or seventeen, while they are still young and active."

It also envisions an education system in which girls complete their formal schooling by age 15. When it comes to higher education, the manifesto portrays Muslim women who seek "worldly" knowledge – instead of knowledge of the Shari'ah, or Islamic law – as being dupes of Western civilization.
Full report on The Atlantic site