The Islamic State continues to show that it has enormous appeal for all too many young Muslims in the West. But Western authorities have forbidden themselves to study this phenomenon, as it would (if they were honest) lead them directly to a study of the caliphate and its centrality in Islamic doctrine. And that would be “Islamophobic.”
“Female Islamic State recruiter arrested at Barcelona airport,” AFP, March 7, 2015:
A Moroccan woman was arrested at a Spanish airport Saturday on suspicion of recruiting European and North African women to join the Islamic State group, authorities said.
The suspect, named as Samira Yerou, was sent to Spain by Turkish authorities after they caught her trying to illegally enter Syria, Spain’s interior ministry said. Spain had issued an international arrest warrant for the woman.
Spanish authorities, who believe Yerou was seeking to meet up with IS, took her into custody after she flew into Barcelona-El Prat Airport.
Yerou “could have played an important role in recruiting and sending of women sympathisers of the terrorist group in Europe and Morocco,” the ministry said.
She was with her three-year-old son when trying to get into Syria. The boy’s father filed a complaint when Yerou and the child disappeared from the Spanish city of Rubi, which is near Barcelona, in December.
“The child is in perfect health and has been reunited with his father,” the ministry said….