Isis claims for Rehana’s beheading may be groundless

Screenshot from Twitter
Photo Credit: Cristiana Ferrauti
The Isis now claims that a photo of a man showing a woman’s head is the result of a poster girl's beheading.
The victim is called Rehana.
The shot has been re-posted as soon as the 7 October.

The woman has gained popularity among the web by a tweet. Pawan Durani posted her V-sign picture on the 13 October, reporting that “more than a hundred” is the figure of Isis fighters who died by her hands.

The social media’s members has retweeted, shared, and commented this photo, until thousands of times.

Rehana, as the woman is actually known, smiles while looking straight into the camera.
People admire her courage and support her strength, making her a symbol of the fight against the extremist Islamic group which continuously attacks the Syrian borders.

Daily Mail has posted this morning an article with the supposed death announce of Rehana.

However, the journalist refers and adds the link of another newspaper, 9News, as his source.
He admits not yet to be able to guarantee the information, which remains unverified.
In fact, the Daily Mail and other news outlets declare the still missing confirmation by the YPG - People's Defense Unit.

Nevertheless, the mismatch in the date of the photos leaves the reader with many doubts, far more uncertain than sure about the news.

More than a month ago, Isis started its assaults against the Syrian town of Kobane.
Kurdish forces in Syria are still trying to send back the Islamic State’s fighters.

Among the defendant soldiers, many women are involved.
The female squads are part of the Kurdistan Regional Government (the Peshmerga) since long time. During the year, the combating units have reached the 10’000 female presences.

Screenshot from Twitter
Photo Credit: Cristiana Ferrauti
The 14th Article of the Iraqi Constitution – adopted on the 15 October, 2005 – says that “Iraqis are equal before the law without discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, origin, color, religion, creed, belief or opinion, or economic or social status”.

Men and women have the same rights in front of the Law. Consequently, they have the same right to be trained to fight in the army.
The women in the battlefield are there for their family, their country, their lives.

According to some comments on the web, the Isis fighters would be concerned about the female presence during a war.
By interpreting some Qur’an verses, 72 virgins would be awarded to those who will reach the paradise. But this prize would be denied in case of death caused by a woman.

These beliefs remain an interpretation. The Isis fighters seem not to care about the multi-gender configuration of the defense army.

However, by this social media appealing means –like the claimed photo - they look like eager to silence any rumour about what they fear and what they dare to do.

At the end of this story, there is sadly one only certainty: the Isis keeps on shocking the web, with dreadful shows.