In 2014, French media France Info pointed out that 25% of the people who left France for ISIS were women. Back in January, Le Monde – mentioned that women represented between 10-20% of the Western fighters. And more recently, in April 2015 – Le Figaro studied the number of alert calls received for March 2015 included 52% of women were leaving for ISIS as alerted by their families, against 45% in the past.
Few weeks ago, International Center for the Study of Radicalization published a report entitled “‘Till Martyrdom Do Us Part’ – Gender and the ISIS Phenomenon” by Erin Marie Saltman & Melanie Smith that focues on the demographics of the ISIS fighters. AFP compiled the following infographics out of the report:
Yes, it’s that bad.