The REAL HOUSEWIVES of al-Qaeda

Not sure if this story deserves a big ‘Oh, BOO HOO’ or not. Will leave it up to BNI readers to decide.

An Iraqi court sentenced the wives of two slain al-Qaeda leaders to decades in prison on terrorism-related charges in June. It has rekindled the debate over the fate of thousands of women who are often forced into marrying or raped by the fighters. Rawya Rageh reports from the town of Baquba in central Iraq, where she interviewed two women sentenced to prison for “abetting terrorism”, but tell a very different tale.

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