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Independent, Isis’s teenage Austrian poster girl jihadi brides ‘have changed their minds and want to come home’, 12 Oct 2014 “Experts now believe that the social media accounts associated to the girls were commandeered by Isis, with images and posts doctored to encourage other girls to follow suit.” 

Also see aljazeera.com, Austrian youth flocking to ISIL, 10 Oct 2014 “Mainstream Austrian media have been filled with screen shots of Facebook profiles and posts of Austrians who have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq. One newspaper even published a Facebook interview with one of Austria’s foreign fighters.” 

There’s also this quote from an imam, Mamdouh El Attar: “Those who have gone to Syria and Iraq didn’t attend religious classes or prayers. They are easily manipulated because they have no idea what Islam really is.”

#jihad - New book - ‘Reclaiming Jihad: a Qur’anic Critique of Terrorism’ by ElSayed Amin, (Kube). Have yet to read this. Looks interesting.

"Startling details have surfaced of British female jihadists forcing captured Iraqi women into sexual slavery at brothels run by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), British media reported Thursday."

"Speaking on the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Mahmood said on a blogging website: “The only time we will ever, ever return to those lands beithnillah [God willing] is to raise our flag,” reported the Daily Mail."

alarabiya.net, Saudi court upholds 10-year term for blogger who insulted Islam “Raef Badawi had been convicted of creating an anti-Islam website, criticizing senior scholars and mocking national symbols, Al-Madinah newspaper reported.

“He was accused of insulting Muslims as well as casting doubt on the existence of houris, the virgin companions of the faithful in Paradise, and the concept of torment in the grave.”