Sunday, October 6, 2013
'Sexual jihad' in Syria cause rise in pregnancy among Tunisian women
A number of Tunisian women have
traveled to Syria to have sex with rebel fighters
, a senior Tunisian politician said Thursday. The practice is
known as "sexual jihad."
women "are swapped between 20, 30, 100 rebels,"
Interior Minister Lotfi Bin Jeddo told an assembly of Tunisian lawmakers, according to Al Arabiya. "We are doing nothing and standing idle."
the sexual liaisons they have there in the name of 'jihad al-nikah,'
they come home pregnant," he said, according to Agence France-Presse. (Jihad al-nikah is an Arabic phrase meaning "sexual holy war," AFP explains.)
Jeddo did not specify how many Tunisian women have traveled to the embattled Muslim country.
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