DUBAI -- The wife of Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has appealed to Muslim women not to join the jihad themselves but to support their menfolk in holy war, US monitoring groups said on Thursday.
In a letter released by Al-Qaeda's media arm As-Sahab entitled "A Message to the Muslim Sisters," Omayma Hassan Ahmed Mohammed Hassan also called on the female faithful to resist Western pressure to shun the hijab, or headscarf, the monitors said.
The SITE group said that Zawahiri's wife discouraged women from pursuing an active role in fighting, calling on them instead to support their husbands and male mujahedeen, and properly rear their children....
...to be good mujahedin themselves. The boys, anyway.
With thanks to JihadWatch