Issue Brief on “Sunnat-e-Khola, or The Way of Khola”

In a clear attempt to re-establish their hold, broaden its reach and woo females to join the group, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), published Sunnat-e-Khola, or The Way Of Khola, a magazine tailored specifically for women on August 1, 2017. Named after a female fighter during the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),[1] the magazine calls on females ‘jihadists’ to join the TTP and take up jihad. The magazine also gives advice for would-be female militants, urging women to organise secret gatherings, as well as physical training classes for “like-minded sisters”, to learn how to operate grenades and weapons and to spread literature reflecting on the obligation of jihad.[2]

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