IS video conference marriages ‘illegitimate’: Dar al-Iftaa
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Marriage via video conference is “illegitimate,” Dar al-Iftaa said, citing its detection of Islamic State group (IS) marriage proposals in that fashion, according to a Wednesday statement.

Dar al-Iftaa, which labels the terrorist group as the al-Qaeda Separatists in Iraq and Syria (QSIS,) said militants proposed they marry women over the internet as a prelude to recruit them into their havens.

This kind of marriage has “many flaws,” such as true consent and true witnesses to the marriage, according to Dar al-Iftaa.

Egypt’s prestigious institution, which produces religious opinions, warned young women against responding to such calls luring them into extremism and terrorism through a marriage “unaccepted by God.”

A former female extremist told the BBC “attractive jihadist fighters can be ‘eye candy’ to lure in British Muslim girls,” according to a March 2 report.

Three British schoolgirls recently were reported to have left the U.K. to join militants in Syria.

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