Jihadist magazine advises women on beauty, marrying mujaheddin
March 14th, 2011
06:44 PM ET

Jihadist magazine advises women on beauty, marrying mujaheddin

For those women who felt left out by previous jihadist magazines, the people behind a new publication may think they have an answer.

The newly released Arabic-language Al-Shamikha magazine mixes advice on beauty and fashion with instruction to raise children to be ready for jihad, according to Britain’s Daily Mail and the Independent.

The magazine’s 31-page inaugural issue advises not only on how women can aspire to a fine complexion - in part by keeping their faces covered and staying indoors when possible - but also how to land a great catch of a man among the mujaheddin, according to the Independent.

Also, “readers are told it is their duty to raise children to be mujaheddin ready for jihad,” and one article tells readers to give their lives for the fight against the enemies of Islam, the Daily Mail reports.

The publication - whose cover features a machine gun and an image of a veiled woman - also features interviews with women who praise their husbands who died in suicide attacks, according to the Daily Mail.

Al-Shamikha is distributed by the same al Qaeda media wing behind the English-language Inspire magazine, which debuted last year, the Daily Mail and the Independent report.

Inspire, geared toward Westerners who might be interested in the jihadist cause, is an online publication of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula that includes advice on how to build bombs and encrypt messages. Inspire’s inaugural issue had an article titled "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

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  1. sk

    eww....too muvh blood to deal with all the 70 virgins !!!!!!!!!

    March 15, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. keyokwee

    I really seriously hope that any young woman who reads that would understand that if she accepts this, it would mean a life of widowhood and despair because the father would use the children as fodder for destroying others, destroy himself, but not after everything he touched was touched by death!

    March 15, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. shelbydawkins

    i wonder if those jihadist widows are worried about all those virgins their hubbies are feasting on in the afterlife. D'OHHHH!!!

    March 15, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl from Minnesota

      I don't think the widows would really care about the virgins, in their culture, the men have many wives.

      March 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jorge washinsen

    Remember 9-11.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mark

    I think we, in the US and the world, that are not muslims, should come up with our own book on how to kill all of these sorry excuses for humans. If they are seen to be a Jihad and killing innocent people, instant torture and death. But, that's just me.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Meborg

    THis publication is a trap!!!!!! Everyone knows a good muslim would never let his daughter learn to read.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl from Minnesota

      Ha! You have a very good point there!

      March 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Socknessmonster

    Next Issue.......
    Leg Waxing and pipe Bombs.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. Moe Ham Be

    Does it have a "Burka" centerfold ?

    March 15, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. anibal fernandez

    We Americans keep blaming ourselves and making excuses for those that are hell bent on obliterating us. It's a classic case of collective Stockholm Syndrome. It's like the battered wife who tells the police that "it was all my fault". We better wake up from our Starbucks-induced, Facebook-laced, self-indulgent stupor and face reality. There is a huge number of Islamic fanatics that want to take us out. They won't stop no matter how much we suck up to them and make excuses for their actions. By the way, blaming all other religions won't keep the from wacking us either. Snap out of it America, the clock is ticking....

    March 15, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. HelenHull102951

    Hey, what's the difference between a "Muslim and a Mexican"?? Nothing, they're both "TURDS IN A TOILET BOWL", Just made that one up... But seriouisly, every person that claims to be Muslim or Mexican should be ran out of our country one way or another, muslims can't be trusted and mexicans are just worthless, useless,disgusting,filthy,smelly and not even good targets. *Wayne&

    March 15, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Me

    I posted a similar opinion about police in another article. I believe there are good people of faith and Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha etc, may very well be good deities, but they never came swooping down from the sky to save me when I was in trouble, yet whenever I did something wrong every supposedly "forgiving" christian felt it was their business to kick me when I was down. I tried religion and believe it is possibly a construct of the devil. The little good that comes from it does not make up for the horrors it's perpetrated. Even our past two presidents were/are "good" christians yet how much innocent blood have they been responsible for spilling? Exactly. Same with islam. All these cults do is hurt others and collect souls. That's what the devil does too.

    March 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. oldzoom

    These posts seem to be about who can hate who more...Isn't that kind of what started all of this to begin with?

    March 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Buck

    Question for all Muslims women....What's your reward here on this earth and in heaven? What make you think that Islam is the right religion for you women?

    March 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl from Minnesota

      their reward? to live as slaves for all eternity......and be surrounded by hatred, bloodshed, fear, and all of hell's fury. SAD 😦

      March 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    How can anyone in the name of their God , condone raising thier children for the sole purpose of killing .. how sick is that. Now I have full respect for people of any religion , but extreemists should be banished. Too bad the world is full of people that love to kill , instead of love to live and love What a world this could be. I see bad things coming in the future, for the players in this. Who try and intice un educated people to carry out thier 'mission'.

    It sadens me to see where all this is going ...

    March 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Abdallah

    You American people are all crap, you make fun of us, but we kick your ass and our brother Osama is your nightmare, you will never stop him and he will kill all of you arrogant infidels, hell is to good for you.

    March 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
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