Meet The Canadian Supermodel Who Left Canada To Travel To Syria And Fight ISIS
While we’ve already had one Pirates of the Caribbean actor put his entire life on hold to travel to Syria and fight ISIS, and now we have “Tiger Sun,” the former Canadian model who worked as a spotter for Kurdish troops by identifying jihadis for snipers to take out. You’re probably sitting there thinking “What, a model? Really? Models aren’t meant for fighting,” to which I’ll say…
What were you saying about models not being built for combat? Because Derek Zoolander would like to have a word with you, as would Tiger Sun, the 46-year-old former Canadian model who spent four months with the Kurdish YPJ (People’s Protection Units) until she was forced to return to Canada due to malnutrition. According to Daily Mail,
The mother-of-one, who was born in Zambia, left Vancouver, Canada, for the battlefields of the Middle East after a Lebanese man she was in a relationship with left her for an arranged marriage.
She also saw an ISIS propaganda video featuring John McGuire, a white convert jihadist, from Ottawa, and it prompted her to go and fight.
On March 1 she left behind her grown up daughter from a previous relationship and flew to Iraq where she was smuggled through the country and into Syria.
With no real training other than how to fire a gun, she was thrust straight into battle.(via)