Speaking out: Shazia Mirza claims the British ISIS brides are less driven by love for Islam, and more by wanting to 'run away with an unsuitable boy'
A British Muslim comedian claims the teenage girls who leave Western countries to become ISIS jihadi brides in Syria do it because they are 'suckers for bad boys'.
Shazia Mirza, claims it's not about the young women becoming radicalised, but classic teenage rebellion of wanting to 'run away with an unsuitable boy.
Mirza, 40, who was brought up in devout family in Birmingham, says that while ISIS fighters are barbaric murderers, to many teenage Muslims they are 'the One Direction of Islam'.
Mirza, a former teacher turned comedian, is touching a raw nerve in her new show 'The Kardashians Made Me Do It', which asks why so many young Western Muslim girls choose to run away to join the Islamic State group.
Speaking ahead of a gig in Paris, just down the street from one of the bars targeted by gunmen in November's jihadist attacks that left 130 dead, she said: 'Yes, they (IS fighters) may be barbaric... murderous psychopaths...
'But they are hairy, macho, they have guns and they're exciting... and that presses a lot of girls' buttons.'
The West has got it all wrong on jihadi brides, she insisted. 'This is not about radicalisation, it's sexualisation.
But for 'the repressed, rebellious horny teenage Muslim girls' that fall for them, she claimed, this reality is lost in the fantasy world built around their longing for romance and adventure.
Mirza argued that for them IS fighters are a bad boy fantasy - 'the One Direction of Islam', pin-ups who promise 'no-guilt halal sex of which Allah approves'.
Mirza, who comes from a devout Pakistani family and was raised in Britain, knows more than most about where these teenagers are coming from.
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