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Brenda Stoter


Brenda Stoter is a Dutch journalist who writes about the Middle East, with special attention to women and children and Western female jihadists. Her articles have been published by Al Jazeera English, Al-Monitor and Middle East Eye.

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State group, reports Brenda Stoter.

08 August, 2017

Having endured violence, abuse and indoctrination, the children of Mosul are still at great risk, despite the battle for Mosul drawing to a close.

26 May, 2017

Comment: Reverberations of Turkey's attempted coup were felt thousands of kilometres away in The Netherlands, where the Dutch-Turkish community retain strong attachments to their country of origin, says Brenda Stoter.

22 July, 2016

Comment: Prosecuting IS through the ICC would signal clear support to the Yazidis, and let communities all over the world know that justice will be served, writes Brenda Stoter

01 July, 2016

Comment: Observers have tended to fall back on simplistic theories to explain why at least 600 Western women have joined the Islamic State group, writes Brenda Stoter.

02 June, 2016