Dear Ab-bey:

The al Qa’ida’s media wing has launched a magazine for women, mixing beauty tips with lessons in jihad.


Al-Qa’ida glossy advises women to cover up and marry a martyr – Asia, World – The Independent.

The 31-page glossy, Al-Shamikha, which translates loosely as “The Majestic Woman”,  features a niqab-clad woman posing with a sub-machine gun on its cover.

Analysts say the idea is to market global jihad with the same slick feel as Cosmopolitan or Marie Claire push Western culture to young women.


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Gertrude Stein's cousin. Writer, Reader, Knitter. STARR Restaurant Reporter and Virtual Travel Editor for the Tri-City Voice, serving communities East of the Bay (as in San Francisco Bay Area). Married with one wife, one small dog, and an irritable cat. Raised on the East Coast, where they have an "edge" not found out here in California. Two grown children: good men with families.
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One Response to Dear Ab-bey:

  1. Heres an excerpt from a report on this publication from The Independent ..Not content with launching an English-language magazine that debuted with a feature called How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom Al-Qaedas media wing has followed up with a magazine for women mixing beauty tips with lessons in jihad. …The 31-page glossy Al-Shamikha which translates loosely as The Majestic Woman features a niqab-clad woman posing with a sub-machine gun on its cover.

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