Female Jihadist

What is the common ground between 25 American women who joined jihadi movements? According to a report from the Program on Extremism of George Washington University, there are Plotters, Supporters, and Travelers. Other than falling into these categories, the women come from a largely diverse demographic, which makes it difficult to stop this threat with a blanket response. The author of Cruel Intentions: Female Jihadists in America, Audrey Alexander, uses primary and secondary data from January 2011 to September 2016 for the profiles of these women. Other documents in the HSDL include European Female Jihadists in Syria:Exploring an Under-Researched Topic, and Why is the Idea of Female Western Jihadists a Mystery?