Samira Jassim

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Samira Ahmed Jassim al-Azzawi or Samira Jassam (born 1958[1]), also known as Um al-Mumenin, "the mother of the believers",[2] is alleged to have worked with Sunni militants from the Ansar al-Sunnah group in Diyala province.[3]

Jassim has been detained by Iraqi security forces since 21 January 2009.[2] She is alleged to have admitted, in an apparent video confession, that she identified and recruited potential suicide bombers and helped them carry out missions.[1][3] Additionally, Jassim confessed, in an interview with the Associated Press, how she and insurgents used rape as a "tool" to recruit women suicide bombers—"shamed" rape victims are alleged to have been persuaded to "redeem themselves through suicide attacks".[3][4]

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