The lovely Joanna Palani, 22, fought extremists in Syria and Iraq is shunned after returning home to Copenhagen
Joanna Palani the drop dead gorgeous Danish student who gave up her studies to fight ISIS has a $1million bounty on her head and claims she is being treated as “a terrorist” back home.
Joanna Palani, 22, claims to have killed over 100 militants during battles in Iraq and Syria as a YPG sniper. This brave young lady war fighter gives new meaning to the term drop dead gorgeous.
Palani is of Iranian-Kurdish ancestry and her father and grandfather were both Peshmerga fighters.
She was born in a UN refugee camp before moving to Copenhagen as a toddler and learned to fire a gun at nine-years-old.
But she says life has been a struggle since she returned home from her heroics.
She said: “I was willing to give up my life and my freedom to stop ISIS advancing, so that everyone in Europe can be safe.
“This was my choice.
“But I am seen as a terrorist by my own country.”
Joanna added: “I live in one of the best countries in the world but I am hungry and homeless and freezing cold in bed at night, even though I am working full time. I don’t trust anyone.”
Speaking about her battles with ISIS, the former student had boasted of her success.
“ISIS fighters are very easy to kill,” she previously told Vice .
“ISIS fighters are very good at sacrificing their own lives, but Assad’s soldiers are very well-trained and they are specialist killing machines.”
“Those I risked my life for, are now taking away my freedom”. Born in a UN refugee camp in Iraq, Joanna Palani moved to Copenhagen at 3 years old, and at 22, she gave up her education while she was a teen in 2014 to stop the spread of ISIS to Europe, and help free and protect persecuted minorities back in the Middle East. She joined the Peshmerga (that her father and grandfather were both soldiers of) and the YPG as a sniper.
She fought against Assad, Islamist Syrian rebel groups, ISIS in Kurdistan, and helped free a group of Yazidi and Syrian Christian sex slaves, then taught them how to use fight like soldiers. After returning home to Denmark, they confiscated her passport, prohibiting her from traveling for 12 months, and called her a threat to society.