WASHINGTON — ISIS is using a Disney movie to help recruit women.
“Mulan” tells the story of a young Chinese woman, turned warrior. It is a story tailor-made for an ISIS fantasy that is being promoted on the social media.
Erin Marie Saltman of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue tracks ISIS women online. She says, “They are given this romantic idea that they are traveling to this foreign territory by themselves. It’s quite liberating for them, and they will be paired with a jihadist soldier; and when you look at the men with guns and windswept hair and the desert in the background, this is actually empowering.”
Several young women have moved beyond just being jihadi brides, to take on roles as recruiters, facilitators and even spies for ISIS.