At the end of this article, the report attempts to blame ISIS brutal tactics on turning away this “once-loyal foot soldier.” I would argue that the woman is simply a wimp and could not stomach ISIS following the Qur’ an. The Qur’ an states: “When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” (Surat Al-Anfal 8:12)
“Khadija” speaks with CNN’s Arwa Damon
But glimpses into the inner workings of the group are fairly unusual, even in light of ISIS’s vast resources and global profile. A recent interview with a 25-year-old woman who was a member of ISIS’s religious police in Raqqa offers a glimpse into what it’s like to work within one of the world’s most notorious terror organizations.
On October 5th, CNN interviewed a 25-year-old Syrian woman who had recently defected from Khansa’a brigade, an all-female ISIS division that enforces conservative social norms based on ISIS’s radical interpretation of Islam — for instance, the Khansa’a would sometimes lash women for not wearing “the proper sharia clothing.” . . .