Malaysian women are believed to have joined the ISIL forces to offer Jihad Al-Nikah or sexual jihad, senior intelligence officials told The Malaysian Insider. Authorities confirmed that three Malaysian women have journeyed to the Middle East to join up with ISIL forces. “The woman, in her 30s, went to Turkey before meeting up with middlemen who helped her to complete her journey to Syria via land routes. “Another Malaysian woman in her 40s is believed to have linked up with ISIL forces sometime in April this year,” the source said.
This concept may seem controversial but it has arisen as certain Muslim women here are showing sympathy for the ISIL struggle.
An intelligence official told The Malaysian Insider
The intelligence official said Malaysian women were not the only ones who were performing sexual jihad as there were also other Muslim women involved. “Intelligence exchanged with other countries revealed that Sunni Muslim women from Australia and the United Kingdom had also joined up with ISIL.” Jihad Al-Nikah refers to a controversial concept where Sunni women allegedly offer themselves in sexual comfort roles to fighters for the establishment of Islamic rule. The concept originated from a Wahhabi edict around 2013.