ISIS recruit young brides using 'eye candy' photos
ISIS is well documented for using the Internet as a recruiting tool
Islamist militants are using attractive fighters to radicalize young British women and girls, British daily The Independent reported.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is well documented for using the Internet as a recruiting tool - in 2014 22 women and girls traveled to Syria to join the group the report added.
In one case reported by BBC Newsnight, a woman in her 20s, was approached by an ISIS recruiter on Facebook.
She told the program that a man contacted here when she was approximately 16-years-old, telling her that she was “very attractive” and added “Now’s the time to cover that beauty because you're so precious.”
The woman - who was named as Ayesha on the program - said it was the most effective way of recruiting her because as well as exciting her, it also played on her religious beliefs.
She said: “As a teenager I wanted to get my piece of eye candy and I’d take a good look, and all the YouTube videos, for some reason, they [the militants] were all really, really attractive.
“It was glamorous in the sense it was like ‘oh wow, I can get someone who practices the same religion as me, who’s not necessarily from my ethnicity and that’s exciting’.”
She said she wanted to get a man “before he dies” and she added: “When he dies as a martyr you'll join him in heaven.”
ISIS militants provide detailed instructions for new recruits to travel to its self-declared caliphate – the report added.
Last month three young women left Britain and headed to Turkey where it is believed they crossed into Syria.