- The Washington Times - Monday, September 22, 2014

Turns out, terrorists on a jihad are terrified of women — at least, of being killed by a woman.

That’s because their beliefs teach that suicide missions lead to an afterlife of 72 virgins — unless they’re killed by a woman. Then, their afterlife is virgin-free, spent in the fiery furnaces of hell, a lawmaker told the New York Post.

“These ISIL soldiers apparently believed that if they were killed in battle, they went to paradise as long as they were killed by a man,” said Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House International Relations Committee, in the New York Post.

But if they’re killed by a woman, then it’s a no-go on the virgins, he said.

Females are currently being recruited in Iraq to join the Kurdish peshmerga forces and fight against Islamic State terrorists, The Blaze reported. And the results have been eye-opening.

“These female soldiers were communicating their satisfaction with the fact that they had taken the fight to ISIL and had stopped the advance, turned back the advance — slated a number of these fighters, who would then run away,” Mr. Royce said in the New York Post report.

Mr. Royce elaborated: They were “laughing” when they saw the terrorists run from them, he said, The Blaze reported.

And one female Kurdish fighter told Agence France-Presse: “I think [the Islamic State terrorists] were more afraid of us than of the men. They believe they’ll go to hell if they die at a woman’s hands.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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