French women jihadists more radicalized than men, Justice Ministry study finds

Female jihadists in France are often more radicalized than their male counterparts and more than half of them have played an active role in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), according to an internal report by the country’s Ministry of Justice, CNS warns.

The report was published in part by the daily newspaper Le Monde, which reported that ISIS, while struggling, is still calling women to join its ranks. The study pointed out that even though Islamic ideology says women should not fight, some of those who joined ISIS were given important and operational role in the movement’s police force.