Umm Sumayyah al Muhajirah

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Umm Sumayyah al Muhajirah is the pen-name of a Daesh propagandist, known for provocative views published in Daesh publications.[1][2] This writer presents themselves as a Bride of Daesh. No one has been able to tie the pen-name to a real-world identity.

The writer was particularly noted for defending the practice of Daesh fighters making sex-slaves of female captives.[1][2][3][4] Al Muhajirah claimed keeping sex-slaves had been an accepted Islamic practice, in the past.

Articles under the al Muahjirah pen-name were published in five consecutive issues of Dabiq magazine.[5] Their titles were: "To Our Sisters: The Twin Halves of the Muhajirin" (6 pages), "From Our Sisters: Slave-Girls or Prostitutes?" (6 pages), "From Our Sisters: They Are Not Lawful Spouses for One Another" (7 pages), "To Our Sisters: A Jihad Without Fighting" (6 pages), "To Our Sisters: Two or Three or Four" (4 pages).

Julia Musial, writing in the Journal for deradicalization, concluded that the writer was a volunteer from another Arab country.[5]

Charles Cameron, of Arizona State University's Center for Strategic Communication, quoted from the denunciation of the excessive luxuries of western societies, in a comparison with the posing of five Australian Brides of Daesh, on the expensive sports car Zehra Duran inherited from her jihadi husband.[6]

In an article entitled "Women in Islamist Extremist Magazines: ‘Five Ways To Please Your Jihadi Husband’" quote al Muhajirah's advice to good muslim wives to be tolerant when their husbands decide to marry additional wives.[7]

Maren Hald Bjørgum, writing in Global Politics Review, quoted extensively from al-Muhajirah, noting that this was probably a "fabricated name".[4] She quoted al-Muhajirah's support for using violence to effect regime change.

“By Allah, we brought it back by the edge of the sword, and we did not do so through pacifism, negotiations, democracy, or elections. We established it according to the prophetic way, with blood-red swords, not with fingers for voting or tweeting.”[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Islamic State ‘Jihadi Bride’ Defends Right to Sex With Yazidi Slaves". The Citizen (India) (New Delhi). 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2019-03-20. "The author is supposedly a bride whose husband took a Yazidi girl as a slave. It goes on to claim that sex with kidnapped Yazidi girls is never rape because it is an Islamic practice." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jay Akbar (2015-05-22). "'I rejoiced when we had our first sex slave, forced sex ISN'T rape and they should be thankful': Chilling rant of twisted ISIS jihadi bride who justifies kidnapping and abusing Yazidi girls". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2019-03-20. "These shocking admissions are made by a jihadi bride in the ninth edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, in a feature entitled: 'Slave girls or prostitutes.'" 
  3. Lizzie Dearden (2015-05-23). "Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 2019-03-20. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Maren Hald Bjørgum (2016-10-02). "Jihadi Brides: Why do Western Muslim Girls Join ISIS?". Global Politics Review. Retrieved 2019-03-20. "Writing in the 9th issue of Dabiq, Al-Muhajirah justifies and glorifies the sexual slavery of Yazidi women in the article “Slave-girls or prostitutes?”" 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Julia Musial (2017). "“My Muslim sister, indeed you are a mujahidah” - Narratives in the propaganda of the Islamic State to address and radicalize Western Women. An Exemplary analysis of the online magazine Dabiq". Journal deradicalization. Retrieved 2019-03-20. 
  6. Charles Cameron (2015-03-31). "The paradoxical roles of luxury cars in the lives of the women of IS". Arizone State University. Retrieved 2019-03-20. 
  7. "Women in Islamist Extremist Magazines: ‘Five Ways To Please Your Jihadi Husband’". ISD: Powering solutions to extremism and polarization. Retrieved 2019-03-20.