Are British jihadi brides monstrous, or are they vulnerable?

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The tragic case of Shamima Begum has troubled the U.K media since she travelled to ISIS-controlled regions of Syria in 2015. She has been in the news again for expressing the fear of being executed when facing trial for terrorism charges. Perhaps the most well-known of the 150 British Muslim women who migrated to the ‘ISIS caliphate’, she claimed that her motivation was to “get married, have children and live a pure Islamic life.” “The book provides a forensic examination of how the media constructs Islamophobic narratives by relying on well-established gender stereotypes that flatten Jihadi b…

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