Skip Nav
Movie Trailers
2017's Romance Movies Are Sultry, Charming, and Everything in Between
Netflix
18 Sex-Filled Films to Stream on Netflix
Humor
Why You Need to Get Your Hands on a Bearded Man ASAP

Al-Qaeda Launches Women's Magazine

What Al-Qaeda's Women's Magazine Talks About


Dubbed the Jihad Cosmo, the marketers behind al-Qaeda's new women's glossy Al-Shamikha (the majestic woman) have clearly never read the sex-bible-in-list-form rag.

With a cover that looks more like a jihad textbook (albeit for girls) than a Western glossy, Al-Shamikha puts new spins on standard ladymag topics, like how to find and keep a mujahideen, get a flawless complexion (keep your face covered), and find happiness for good (martyrdom).

As it is an extension of al-Qaeda, the magazine does not even try to hide its true editorial mission: educate and involve women in the war against the enemies of Islam. It comes less than a year after the launch of Inspire, an al-Qaeda magazine for English speakers living in the Western world, which features articles like "What to Expect in Jihad" and "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

So while the whole idea that al-Qaeda is blurring the lines between holy war and relationship advice is disturbing, I will not call it the Jihad Cosmo until I see an article like "10 Ways to Bring Jihad to Bed."

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
zeze zeze 5 years
Is this a joke?
zeze zeze 5 years
Is this a joke?
PontNeuf PontNeuf 5 years
I dunno. With some of insanity that Cosmo has been suggesting lately, "How to Bring the Jihad to Bed" sounds positively tame.
Chinese Zodiac Tattoos
Feminist T-Shirts
Mom Throws Daughter a Period Party
Kinky Lingerie
Zodiac Sign Tattoo Ideas
Millennial Wedding Trends
2017 New Year's Resolutions For Singles

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds