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Aryana Ghazi-Hessami

After completing her BA at Central Saint Martins, Aryana left London for Los Angeles. Whilst in grad school at CalArts she honed her interests in contemporary art and cultural theory to focus on feminism, postcolonial studies and rhetoric. Raised in an Anglo-Iranian household, she has always had a keen interest in the Middle East, international relations and specifically the role art can offer in such conflicts. Website:

How ISIS propaganda targets women

On June 16th, 2011, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase—aged fifteen—and Kadiza Sultana—aged sixteen—boarded a flight from London Heathrow to Turkey and from there, to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). One in ten of ISIS’s recruits from the…

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Women of ISIS: The Al-Khanssaa Brigade

The all-female Al-Khanssaa Brigade of ISIS  targets young women who feel oppressed as Sunni Muslims in the West, relying heavily on identity politics for recruitment. They also make anonymous fatwas calling for single women to join the fight from within…

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