Women Warriors for Allah

Title:                      Women Warriors for Allah

Author:                  Janny Groen

Groen, Janny (2010) and Annieke Kranenberg Women Warriors for Allah: An lslamist Network in the Netherlands. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press

LCCN:    2009044902

HV6433.N42 H64413 2010


  • The first glimpse behind the Niqab — Muslim girl power and supermarket marriages — Mohammed B.’s CD-ROMs and online radicalization — Women and jihad — Interrogations and vacations — Soumaya S. : feminist and suspected terrorist — New arrests, further radicalization, and Takfir lite — Behind the scenes of the Hofstad trial, and the future — Islamization in the Netherlands — The role of the As Soennah Mosque — Epilogue — Men associated with the Hofstad network.



  • Dutch title: Strijdsters van Allah

Date Posted:      January 29, 2016

Reviewed by Joshua Sinai[1]

An examination by Dutch journalists of the “women of jihad”—those connected to al Qaida and its affiliates—focusing on the so-called Hofstad network, the jihadist group responsible for the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh in November 2004. The authors find these women to be not only well-educated and confident, but even more extremist in their views than their male counterparts. This book is also valuable for its insight into the social dynamics of this terrorist network and the processes of radicalization and recruitment that leads such individuals and others to become violent terrorists.

[1] Sinai, Joshua, PhD. in The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies (19, 1, Winter/Spring, 2013, p.106). Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washington-based educator and consultant on terrorism and counterterrorism studies. He has provided capsule reviews of important books recently published on terrorism and counter-terrorism-related topics. He can be reached at: Joshua.sinai@comcast.net.

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