Bombs for brides: Islamic State dowries revealed in Libya
ISIS marriage contracts unearthed by pro-government forces battling the group in Libya reveal that the jihadists offered their brides machineguns and explosive belts as dowry.
Tripoli : Islamic State group marriage contracts unearthed by pro-government forces battling the group in Libya reveal that the jihadists offered their brides unusual dowries: machineguns and explosive belts. Forces allied with the country’s unity government discovered the archives as they searched buildings seized during their months-long battle to oust IS from its coastal bastion of Sirte. The documents belonged to the jihadists’ “Judicial and Complaints Department”.
Published on pro-government forces’ Facebook pages, they include marriage contracts and divorce rulings without any real name or personal information. In one example from November 31, 2015, Abu Mansour, a Tunisian born in 1977, married a Nigerian called Miriam, in the presence of Sudanese and Malian witnesses. In contrast to Islamic norms, Abu Mansour did not pay a dowry but vowed to pay compensation in the event of his death or the marriage being dissolved — in the form of an explosive belt.
Source : India News