The manifesto begins with a lengthy rejection of Western values, including financial systems and scientific research. The author attacks studying ‘the brain cells of crows, grains of sand and fish arteries’ as a distraction from the fundamental purpose of humanity, to worship God.
In one of many moments of hypocrisy in the document however, the Al-Khansa Brigade writer states that certain scientific research ‘that help facilitate the lives of Muslims and their affairs are permissible’, outlining such necessities as including medicine, agriculture and architecture.
The bulk of the manifesto focuses on the role of women, slamming feminism as contrary to God’s plan and insisting that the roles of men and women have become confused as women no longer fully submit to their master husband.
This, the author claims, is largely the fault of men, who have allowed their ‘God-given right’ for dominance over women to dwindle, ‘forcing women away from their true role’ and leaving them ‘confused and complacent’ within the home.
‘Because men are serving women like themselves, men cannot distinguish themselves from them… if men were men then women would be women,’ the author states.
The implication is those fighting for ISIS are ‘real men’, whereas men living in the West have become weak and submissive. This is something the Al-Khansa Brigade believes angers a God who made women ‘from Adam and for Adam’.
In stark contradiction to the way life under the rule of ISIS is portrayed on social media, the document explains that the primary duty of Western women who join the terror group is to marry a jihadi, then spend their life cooking, cleaning and raising a family.
‘Do you hear that, Aisha? Yeah, neither do I. That’s the sound of sammich not getting made.’