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Tunisia's Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou (R) arrives for a news conference in Tunis August 28, 2013. REUTERS photo

Tunisia's Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou (R) arrives for a news conference in Tunis August 28, 2013. REUTERS photo

Tunisian women have travelled to Syria to wage "sex jihad" by comforting Islamist fighters battling the regime there, Interior Minister Lotfi ben Jeddou has told MPs.
 
"They have sexual relations with 20, 30, 100" militants, the minister told members of the National Constituent Assembly on Thursday.
 
"After the sexual liaisons they have there in the name of 'jihad al-nikah' - (sexual holy war, in Arabic) - they come home pregnant," Ben Jeddou told the MPs.

He did not elaborate on how many Tunisian women had returned to the country pregnant with the children of jihadist fighters.
 
Jihad al-nikah, permitting extramarital sexual relations with multiple partners, is considered by some hardline Sunni Muslim Salafists as a legitimate form of holy war.
 
The minister also did not say how many Tunisian women were thought to have gone to Syria for such a purpose, although media reports have said hundreds have done so.
 
Hundreds of Tunisian men have also gone to join the ranks of the jihadists fighting to bring down the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
 
However, Ben Jeddou also said that since he assumed office in March, "six thousand of our young people have been prevented from going there" to Syria.
 
He has said in the past that border controls have been boosted to intercept young Tunisians seeking to travel to Syria.
 
Media reports say thousands of Tunisians have, over the past 15 years, joined jihadists across the world in Afghanistan Iraq and Syria, mainly travelling via Turkey or Libya.
 
Abu Iyadh, who leads the country's main Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia, is the suspected organiser of a deadly attack last year on the US embassy in Tunis and an Afghanistan veteran.
 
He was joint leader of a group responsible for the September 9, 2001 assassination in Afghanistan of anti-Taliban Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud by suicide bombers.
 
That attack came just two days before the deadly Al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and Pentagon in Washington.

September/20/2013

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Mike Newman

9/21/2013 7:32:07 AM

What Tunisian women are doing is not sex jihad, or they have sexual relations with 20, 30, 100 militants for sinister, pervert reasons, or sexual holy war either. What they are doing is actually 'jihad al-nikah' which is Islamic matrimony with the purpose of procreate children to raise them as soldiers of jihad. Are Christians, Jews and others not doing the same? But, The Daily News reports it in a sensationalist way.

american american

9/21/2013 1:41:39 AM

aw memsie's sad he can't get an menage a trois. dude, your bs stinks from my computer. what do you think you precious caliph's were doing in their harems? manis and pedis? there was a chinese emperor who almost converted to christianity, but stopped when he found out he could only have one wife and no concubines. i guess you easterlings are perverts...

Çılgın Kanarya

9/21/2013 1:34:48 AM

MEHMET UD, as I said, if the Interior Minister has been misquoted, then wouldn't he come out to deny saying what has been reported in all these media outlets? And if me wanting Islam to be kept inside the mosque, & not being politically utilized to oppress me & infringe on my lifestyle, makes me an "Islamaphobe", then I am proud to be one! Islam (& all other religions) should be PERSONAL & PRIVATE! SAM AFG, first learn English, then we can discuss whatever it is that you're going on about.

K M

9/20/2013 11:41:58 PM

Nadiri, are you saying we're in the end times?

Sid Mark

9/20/2013 10:37:12 PM

Nadiri,be careful............

mehmet ud

9/20/2013 10:31:35 PM

cilgin as a islamaphobe you're ready believe just because 2 or 3 media outlets reported it. The last hoax (sex with the dead) was reported by 200 outlets.The interior minister is from muslim brothers and most likely it was misquoted by iislamaphobes. Maybe there are some truth in this and possible muslim ladies went to marry the fighters but a women marrying/fornicating with 2 or 3 is not from Islamic culture. These type of culture of treesome and foursome are from secularist way of life

Murat

9/20/2013 8:09:33 PM

I think he has watched too much porn!

sam afg alokozai

9/20/2013 7:43:59 PM

Çılgın Kanarya every religious have some backward people, but it is nonsense to it say it a backward aspect of religion Islam do not teach such stupid things, in fact it is against such crime, but if some people do it, it doesn't mean, that anti-religion backward people find a room to target it. you better understand the importance of all religious in human life, you better life respectfully, otherwise neither your soul nor your body give you any value, and you soon understand it

american american

9/20/2013 6:50:24 PM

completely and udderly lost.

Tekion Particle

9/20/2013 6:08:00 PM

Wow, travel a couple of thousands of miles to get laid with different men using religion as pretext. At home they would have been branded as dishonourable whores and killed by the believers of the same religion. Their husbands must be so proud. Pious on this site should take notice, if you are single and cannot get laid go to Syria and pretend to be jihadist sex is served by the hot Tunisian pious women.
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