Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal:
“The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven,” said one female [Kurdish] fighter.
Unfortunately, the truth of this is doubtful. But that shouldn’t diminish the fact that 7,000 volunteers have joined the Women’s Protection Unit (YPJ) to resist ISIS.
On the other hand, PKK, the Turkey-based, pro-Kurdish group they’re affiliated with is classified as a terrorist group by the US State Department. The PKK is a group known for terrorising village people - they steal items, and people.
Girl power is very ethically complicated.