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The move by ISIS in recent years to kidnap Yazidi women as sex slaves constitutes human trafficking (Binetti, 2015). Apart from female prisoners that the ISIS capture around their territories, the group has continued to lure and engage in human trafficking that targets foreign
ISIS RECRUITMENT TACTICS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING3citizens. A majority of ISIS female recruits are underage girls from western countries. They are regarded as victims of trafficking and entrapment as a result of different approaches that are being used to lure them into joining the terror organization. Upon being enlisted into the group, they are exploited the moment they arrive at ISIS territory (Binetti, 2015). There are approximately 3,400 citizens from the west who made a decision to leave their homes and families to join ISIS. Out of this estimated number, 500 are women (Binetti, 2015). Jihadist enlists women for two major reasons: as sex slaves and to become fighters’ brides. The girls are usually lured using online platforms and promised better life. Some of the recent examples of underage girls who have been lured and married by Jihadists in recent years include British-born citizens, Kadiza Sultana (16 years) Shamima Begum (15 years) and also young Austrian girls Sabina Selimovic and Samra Kesinovic who are both sixteen years of age (Binetti, 2015). Enlisting of young women to the group is a means of rewarding fighters with bodily demands.The women who are recruited into ISIS in most cases are not the victims of human trafficking. In the recent years, terrorists have resorted to recruiting women fighters to aid their terror network. The impact of extremist has influenced women into joining terror groups as fighters. They are lured by better pay and jihadist doctrines. Women for a very long time have engaged in extremism according to Mia Bloom (2011). In her book entitled bombshell (The Many Faces of Women Terrorists), she urges that majority of women who are lured into terror groups are not victims contrary to what other researches think (Bloom, 2011). Most of the women recruits are enlisted for the purpose of aiding the operation of terror groups. Therefore,