A year ago I posted on the phenomenon of young women of means in Europe running off to become the paramour of some random jihadi. It is seeming inexplicable behavior that is rooted, in my view, by the conscious destruction of the idea of complementarianism by feminists and by a culture that is in thrall to feminists reducing the women, particularly young women, to nothing more than a sexual organ.
Since prehistoric times, man has sought a meaning in his life beyond daily sustenance. This yearning has been the source of some mischief but it has also seen the development of arts, the humanities, and even the science that declares this yearning is a mere delusion. Post-Christian and, mostly post-nationalistic Europe has little to attract disaffected young people seeking meaning to their lives. These young people aren’t being lured to Syria and Iraq by “terrorism.” They are being lured there by Islam. That it is impolitic to state the obvious lest Ben Affleck wet himself in distress essentially disarms the West in its fight against Islamic fundamentalism and the indiscriminate terror that it advocates.
One might well ask why young European women would be attracted to a lifestyle that views them as little more that chattel. I would offer that in current Western culture, for all its talk of feminism, that women are seen as little more than a life support system for sex organs. A quick look at the ads in Cosmo, an MTV music video, or the latest hit on HBO shows that feminism has become a by-word for promiscuity. The easy availability of divorce has shattered what was previously the cornerstone of society: the family. That young women who reject that culture might look for a belief system that offers them security and value, even if that value is based on childbearing, is hardly surprising.
As so often happens, reality and the romance we attach to an idea do not resemble each other all than much. Media is reporting that both of the girls mentioned in the article, Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovic, reported as being 17 and 15 last October, are both dead.
A Tunisian woman who had been living with Samra Kesinovic, 18, says the young girl was killed by Islamic State extremists after she tried to flee recently, according to The Local Austria.
The gal pals had traveled to the war-torn nation with the hope of becoming “jihadi brides” — and they later married two of the ISIS militants upon their arrival.Kesinovic and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, made headlines in April 2014 when they ran away from their homes in Vienna and shacked up with militants in Syria.
Officials said earlier this year they believed Selimovic had been killed during a skirmish in Syria.
Hopefully, their deaths will serve as a deterrent to other young women who are inclined to pursue a life’s work of dropping jihadi gits every year. But it probably won’t. Young men and that women of that age tend to view themselves as both immortal and invulnerable. It is no secret why they are the preferred recruits for military service. We’ve seen the nearly sure death awaiting European jihadis fighting US forces in Iraq did very little to quell the enthusiasm for participating in that adventure and we’ll probably see young women continue to troop off to Syria to find something their parents never gave them at home.