Is This For Real? Al-Qaeda Launches Women's Glossy Dubbed 'Jihad Cosmo'
Apparently, yes, this is for real. The Daily Mail is reporting that Al-Qaeda has launched a Cosmo-style lady mag called Al-Shamikha (the Majestic Woman) that "mixes beauty and fashion tips with advice on suicide bombings." Because a girl's got to get her face on before she engages in terrorism? The 31-page glossy reportedly contains features like interviews with martyrs' wives, advice for single gals on how to score a "mujahideen," a beauty column that advises women to stay inside with their faces covered to ensure a clear complexion, and one piece cautions readers against "towelling too forcibly." Al-Qaeda's rationale for their latest publication?