Soad Nofal. Memorize the name of this Syrian woman very well. Keep an eye on her activities. Her bravery makes her an exceptional woman. But she’s the only one who is this bold and only few media outlets will report on her. She is the woman who, for more than two months, has been writing banners and protesting alone in front of the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in ar-Raqqah in order to condemn the group’s acts of murder, detention and torture against Syrians and to condemn the arbitrary laws practiced against citizens, particularly against women.
Soad is a teacher who previously protested against the Syrian regime. She currently makes sure that she takes to the street everyday carrying a new banner to raise in front of the ISIS headquarters and accuses the group of being an obscurantist one that serves the regime and humiliates the Syrians just like Bashar al-Assad does.
In an interview, she said: “My pants annoy them. Okay, but I didn’t ask them why they are dressed [like] Afghanis!”Diana Moukalled