The Daily Mail tells us not to worry about it, which is idiotic, to say the least. There is no reason why women should not be proficient with a weapon. You just never, never underestimate your enemies:
Taliban’s newest recruits train to join the burka brigade (but don’t worry, it doesn’t look like they can hit much)
Burkha-clad women are being trained to fight by terrorists in the volatile Russian Republic of Chechnya.
This film, posted online by
extremists jihadists, shows women in the traditional clothes (the burqa is not, and has never been “traditional” in Chechnya) being taught how to wield Kalashnikov assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and sniper rifles with deadly results.
It is believed the all-female group of fighters was recruited by a group linked to Al-Qaeda that has bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Infiltrators: Terror experts believe the fighters will be used in sneak attacks as soldiers will not suspect women
Taking aim: The burkha-clad women are seen in the video firing handguns
Shocking: The women are seen learning how to assemble and load a range of deadly weapons
Terrorism experts suspect the women will be used to launch attacks because females are less likely to arouse suspicion among guards at terrorist targets.
The recruitment of women by the insurgent groups has become more common in recent years as it is thought that they are more effective at evading security check points.
But the rise in the numbers of such recruits is likely to lead to greater scrutiny of them from guards becoming wise to the Taliban’s scheme.
Similarly, the group is said to have increased the number of teens and children recruited.
In the video, the women are seen getting to grips with a variety of weapons, learning how to load them and seen lined up firing the weapons. The women use rocks as a steady base when using some of the heavier weapons as well as sniper rifles.
Last year a senior leader of an Al Qaeda-linked terror group was captured dressed up like a Muslim woman in a burkha.
The unnamed commander was discovered in northern Afghanistan and was one of a number of cases involving male militants disguised as females.
Terrifying: The women are being trained to use devastating heavy weapons
Deadly: One woman uses a large rock to keep her weapon steady as she learns how to fire it
Loading: The women are shown kneeling down getting to grips with Kalashnikov assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and sniper rifles