The article below was is taken from a longer message released by Malalai Joya, the renowned Afghan feminist who has resisted the Taliban and US-led occupation of her nation, on October 12. It is abridged from www.malalaijoya.com.
These days the bravery and resilience of the women of Kobani (also known as Kobane) has amazed people around the world. To defend their soil from the criminal ISIS murderers, they are neither looking at the US and NATO’s support, nor appointing the West and the US to defend their homeland from terrorists and foreigners, like a handful of mercenary analysts in Afghanistan.
I deeply support your inspiring resistance against the criminals of Islamic State and humbly learn from your patriotism and pride. You are the unconquerable pinnacle of honour and courage. You have turned to symbols of humanity and freedom-fighting by your unrelenting fight against these ignorant criminals.
You are not alone in this glorious struggle. All the freedom-loving and progressive people of the world are with you. With your fight against oppression, you women are a kick in the guts of IS and all medieval-minded fundamentalists who see women as half of men and as objects to satisfy their animal-like lust.
You have shown that women are capable of standing next to their brothers with guns in the toughest and most dreadful circumstances to defend freedom and justice, and strike enemies who are armed to the teeth.
On behalf of the freedom-seeking women and men of Afghanistan, I send my warm salutations and offer my whole-hearted solidarity to each and everyone one of you. We will be, without a doubt, victorious against the barbarous fundamentalists and their Western masters!