Isis has reportedly offered a $1 million reward for the killing of a Kurdish-Danish woman, Joanna Palani, who dropped out of university in 2014 and spent one year to fight the extremist group along with Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq.
Joanna Palani became a social media sensation after her interview with Vice in which she said that the ISIS fighters were “easy to kill”.
Now the extremists have taken it up themselves to make her a target by putting a bounty on her head. Palani had dropped out of school to fight with the Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq.
Joanna Palani, 23, is currently behind bars and facing trial in Copenhagen for leaving the country after a 12-month travel ban imposed in June 2015.
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Ironically, if found guilty she faces up to two years in prison under the new laws designed to stem the flow of Isis fighters from Denmark to the Middle East.
“How can I pose a threat to Denmark and other countries by being a soldier in an official army that Denmark trains and supports directly in the fight against [Isis]?” she posted on Facebook shortly after her passport was confiscated.
Ms Palani, whose family originate from Iranian Kurdistan, was born in a refugee camp in Ramadi in Iraq during the first Gulf War. Her family won asylum in Denmark when she was a child.
She quit a politics degree to join the Kurdish revolution against Isis after the extremists rose to prominence in 2014, fighting with both the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria and Peshmerga forces in Iraq.