Jihad al-nikah, permitting extramarital sexual relations with multiple partners, is considered by some hardline Sunni Muslim Salafists as a legitimate form of holy war.Meanwhile the head of the relief association for Tunisians abroad, Badis Koubakji, said “dozens of Tunisian women have come back” from Syria after carrying out the jihad al-nikah there and that “hundreds” were still there.“The father, in his 40s, brutally beat his daughter after teachers accused her of stealing things from school,” said a security official in Zarqa, in the northeastern part of the capital city of Amman.“After he calmed down, he went to check on the girl. He rushed her to hospital but she died.” Jordanian prosecutors charged a female teen’s 40-year-old father and her 16-year-old brother with rape after she gave birth to a baby girl, . DNA tests proved that the baby girl was the daughter of the victim’s brother.Many took to social media to condemn the seven-month delay in passing the domestic violence law.Protesters also criticized judges and forensic specialists for allegedly falsifying reports on recent murders.
But some of them were forced to have sexual relations with Islamist fighters once they were in the country, the official said.The interior ministry said earlier this year that it had beefed up checks at airports to stop young Tunisians trying to reach Syria.Ben Jeddou had said that since he assumed office in March “six thousand of our young people have been prevented from going there” to Syria.“After the sexual liaisons they have there in the name of ‘jihad al-nikah’ -- (sexual holy war, in Arabic) -- they come home pregnant,” Ben Jeddou said at the time.Ben Jeddou did not elaborate on how many Tunisian women had returned to the country pregnant with the children of jihadist fighters.
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“Four of them came back from Syria, and one is pregnant,” he added.