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23-Year-Old Student Took Out 100 ISIS Militants, Now She’s Wanted for $1 Million

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Denmark's Most Wanted Vigilante

Joanna Palani’s story is both uplifting and tragic. She was born in a refugee camp in Ramadi, Iraq after the first Gulf War and claims she was nine years old the first time she fired a gun. After relocating to Denmark as a young girl to go to school, Palani dropped out of college in Copenhagen to join the fight in Syria against Assad’s regime in 2014. Following major setbacks in the Assad regime, she set her sights towards fighting ISIS in the region alongside Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Her reason? Palani, who is of Iranian-Kurdish descent, posted on Facebook that she wanted “to fight for women’s rights, democracy, [and for] European values [she] learned as a Danish girl.” Kind of like a modern day Mulan or even Jean Valjean from Les Misérables. Despite her noble (and totally badass) cause, her vigilantism has made her an enemy of the state.

Side note: She’s only 23 years old and wait until you see her.

So why is it that in a global war on terror, she’s being punished by the Danish government for kicking some ISIS butt? Read on to get the full scoop.

Joanna Palani isis vigilante

Source: Instagram @joannapalani2

So why the $1 million bounty?