During the confrontation between American troops and al-Qaeda in Iraq, a Saudi divorcee and her children disappeared from their house in the kingdom. A few weeks later, security forces found out that the woman had joined al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. At first, no one believed that a woman from such a conservative society could leave her home and family to travel to a battlefield. Some even refused to believe this story altogether. However, it later turned out that she volunteered to join the organization. The move was organized by al-Qaeda affiliates in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. She and her children crossed the borders using forged Yemeni passports and went from Sanaa to Syria, from where she was smuggled into Iraq by al-Qaeda operatives.
Terrorism advocates do not hesitate to promote certain beliefs for the sake of marketing their productsAbdulrahman al-Rashed