Why Are All ISIS Militants Afraid Of A Small All-Female Fighting Unit?Lead By A Former Pop Singer
All Female Fighting Unit Takes Revenge On Isis Rapist
The Yazidi people are generally peaceful. They have a religion that combines Islam and Christianity. They pray to Melek Taus – or the Peacock Angel. However, their latest adventure is not as peaceful as they may sound. They have begun to fight back against the ISIS terrorists.
ISIS is not in any way glamorous. Capture for the women means a strange sort of praise. While they are seen as spoils, they are treated horrendously. Stomach upsetting reports have been given by women who escape the grip of the ISIS men that captured them. However, they are also afraid of women. Specifically, they are afraid of being killed by women. In their strange, twisted reality, if any ISIS fighter is killed by a woman, they won’t be seen in heaven.
That is what the Yazidi women are using to their advantage. While Yazidi singer Xate Shingali leads a small force, the broader truth is that all the Yazidi women who have not been captured by ISIS – and those that have escaped – are fighting back. The singer was given permission to create her 123 women strong battalion. The passion of the cause burns brightly in the battalion because many of the soldiers are women who escaped from ISIS.
Not everyone is happy with the singer’s decision, or the fact that a battalion named the 2nd Battalion, has been created in the Peshmerga – the actual army fighting ISIS. ISIS – or Daesh to those who wish to be more insulting to the group – has tried to capture and kidnap Shingali, but has failed. Others say that it’s just shameful that the women are fighting.
Despite this, they push forward. Shingali’s battalion is being trained to shoot AK-47 guns by the men Kurdish fighters. Though capture by ISIS for these women may mean death (since the ISIS group believes that their religion is not suitable to be practiced) or even further atrocities that will hurt them psychologically, the women are not afraid. If it means taking down ISIS and stopping the attacks on the Yazidi people, these women are ready to do whatever it takes.
A couple of the recruits share their stories in the news. The youngest recruit is only 17 years old, but her family is incredibly happy that she is doing this. She escaped ISIS after they took the Sinjar Mountain in North Iraq.
Other women share their stories of wanting to have a different profession before ISIS interrupted their lives.
These women are bravely joining the fight to rid their homes and land of ISIS. They deserve to be commended for disrupting not only the ISIS routine but the harsh stereotypes against women in Iraq.