Women’s Fight Against ISIS

French Report: Syrian Woman Secretly Films Life in Raqqa under ISIL

The articles I saved on diigo were  about two different spectrums of the fight against ISIS and how women are involved in this fight. The first has to do with a woman risking her life and video taping what is happening in the Islamic State right now. The video showed how women are just walking around with AK-47 while taking their children to the park. In the video I thought that it was interesting how a man stopped her and told her to cover up even though she was already wearing a niqab, she had to apologize for this. And you also get to see how Western women are joining the fight with ISIS. The woman recoding the video went into a internet cafe and recorded French women speaking to their families stating that they were not going back to France. I thought that this was interesting because this allowed us to going into the everyday life of Islamic State. The second article was about how the first woman in the UEA lead the air strike against ISIS. Mariam al-Mansouri, was the woman that is rumored to be the leader of his air strike. She graduate from Khalifa bin Zayed Air College in 2007 and has a degree in English Literature. I feel like this is a significant thing in the Middle East because women do have high position in UEA, but it’s still a man’s world. With Mariam al-Mansouri being the first woman to do this sort of thing is a break though because it shows how women are capable this and so much more. The Islamic State is a big foreign issue right now that many countries are trying to deal with. I believe both of these articles are showing how people are trying to deal with this terrorist group and how women are becoming a bigger part of this fight against ISIS. For me these two articles are very interesting because they show how women are becoming an important part in global politics in general.

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