The president of the Centre for Strategy, Military and Security Studies in Syria told the Daily Mail the all-female Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) group, Al-Khansaa Brigade, is expected to attempt attacks on Christian sites in Europe.
Fahad Al-Masri, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army (FSA), found the information through his sources within ISIS territory in Syria. He stated:
This is the first time women will be used in these operations. It will be a surprise for the European authorities who look for men.
Women are not as difficult as men to sneak into countries and there are many European women in the Al-Khansaa Brigade – like French and British – which makes it easier for them to get in undetected.
We don’t think the women will be wearing a hijab or burka – so they do not stand out. They will be normal like everybody, as if they are tourists.
ISIS has already wiped out the majority of Christian and other non-Islamic history within its Caliphate in Syria and Iraq. They murdered or drove out all Christians in Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, in June 2014. They occupied all Christian institutions and destroyed tombs, churches, and libraries. They destroyed Hatra, Nimrud, and Palmyra. This, however, is not enough for the bloodthirsty sadists.
“The next operations for ISIS in Europe will be against Christians,” continued Al-Masri. “In the Middle East, it’s mainly been Sunni against Shi’ite Muslims, but now ISIS wants to create a conflict between Christians and Muslims. That means ISIS will try and attack Christian symbols in Europe – like the Vatican for example.”
This is not the first time ISIS has threatened Rome. In February, the terrorists beheaded 21 Coptic Christians on the coast of Libya. A man said the group will continue its rampage across the world, even to Rome.
“And we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our Prophet, peace be upon him,” exclaimed the man after they murdered the Christians.
In March, the Vatican did confirm threats against the Pope.
“The threat exists. This is what has emerged from my conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues,” explained Domenico Giani, inspector general of the Corpo della Gendarmeria. “At the moment, I can say that we know of no plan for an attack against the Vatican or the Holy Father.”
However, security officials told the Daily Mail that authorities do track both female and male jihadists. Raffaello Pantucci from the counter-terrorism think tank RUSI insisted all jihadists will have a hard time to pass through security, especially after the attacks in Tunisia:
These women would have the same difficulties as anyone else trying to launch an attack.
Who would you send? You would have to send someone you know had not been noticed by security services before – because they know women as well as men are traveling so they’re watching out for both.
You would have to sneak past a very high level of security and in some countries that might be doable but if you try and get into a country like the UK, it would be incredibly difficult.
Why would such a chauvinist society send women back to carry out attacks? There is no evidence of them every using women before so there’s no reason for them to start now.
Pantucci’s point is valid. ISIS does not employ women in the battlefield. They only allowed the formation of the Al-Khansaa Brigade to enforce strict Sharia laws and inspections on women, since males and females cannot touch each other. The men are also frightened to engage in combat against female Kurdish fighters because they believe if a female kills a jihadist, he will not receive his 72 beautiful virgins in heaven.