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New Zealander Mark Taylor would appear to be an eligible bachelor. Researchers at the Middle East Media Research Institute, a Washington-based policy research organization that monitors jihadist online activity, suspect islamicmarriage. It was the easiest singles site to investigate for jihadist activity, they say. He says he arrived in the caliphate 10 months ago and converted to Jihad matchmaking 13 years ago. They Jihad matchmaking a year-old Somali-American woman claiming to be living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and calling herself ModestMuslimah.

In and some militants used their own niche matchmaking site on Twitter to form connections — and to recruit and groom.

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She suspects curbs Jihad matchmaking Facebook and other social-media providers to block IS members and fellow travelers outside Syria from using Jihad matchmaking sites has forced some jihadists to resort to mainstream dating sites. But Western intelligence surveillance may have prompted caution. The site stipulates members must be at least 18 years of age.

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Among other jihadists from English-speaking countries currently in Syria using the site is a teenage British user calling himself MujahidSham. And another member, a married year-old user profiled as Abu.

Bakr1, appears to be searching for a second wife. The stream of mainly young, impressionable Western and North African girls traveling to Syria to marry a fighter appears to have fallen off, according to analysts. There are increasing physical obstacles trying to get into Syria: Indetails Jihad matchmaking from former Tunisian jihadists of how an Austrian teen, Samra Kesinovic, who fled Europe to join IS was used as a sex slave for new fighters before she was beaten to death.

How many Western jihadi brides there are is unclear — authorities in London say about British women have traveled to the caliphate since The Institute for Jihad matchmaking Dialogue, a British think tank, estimates there might be Western jihadi brides.