Sidi Ifni- A number of media outlets have reported about the alleged ‘ sex Jihad’ in Syria, but the veracity of these stories continue to be a mystery to many people.
Going viral, the video showing two Tunisian Muslim women ready to offer themselves to fighters in Syria was actually recorded in Chechnya in 2010, France 24 reported.
Through a tweet, Saudi Sheikh Mohamed al-Arefe was the first one to mention “sex jihad” in December 2012.
The tweet, which circulated widely on social media, stated the following: Muslim women, from the age of 14, are authorized to marry a jihadist for a few hours, then marry other jihadists, in order to strengthen the fighters’ morale and open the door to paradise.”
This tweet, attributed to famous Salafist Al-Arefe, was considered by many to be ‘fabricated’, particularly after the Sheikh denied issuing such a fatwa.
“This fatwa has never appeared on my official page or Twitter accounts”, wrote Al Arefe.
The Syrian regime, some journalists reported, was behind concocting this notorious story in order to serve its agendas.
According to the videos broadcast by Syrian and Lebanese media, several women admitted to taking part in the “Sex Jihad.”
So far, there have been no eyewitnesses to the alleged events of such a Jihad, reported France 24.
“Right now, there is no proof. I think it is a plot by the Syrian regime, ” Anwar Malek, an Arab League observer in Syria, was quoted by France 24 as saying.
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