While jihadists routinely declare that they are willing to die for Allah to ensure a spot in heaven, there is apparently a loophole in that promise. Last month, the New York Post reported that Islamic State radicals might embrace death in battle; yet they are petrified of being killed by a female soldier.

House International Relations Committee Chair Ed Royce explained that, according to the tradition followed by these terrorists, death at the hand of a female is a one-way ticket to hell.

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He explained that militants “apparently believed that if they were killed in battle, they went to paradise as long as they were killed by a man.”

As a result, female soldiers have recognized the unique advantage they have on the battlefield. Tekoshin, a 27-year-old Kurdish warrior, is among the women fighting terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

She said she believes the enemy is “more afraid of us than of the men,” noting that Islamic State radicals “believe they’ll go to hell if they die at a woman’s hands.”

Such a belief only makes a recent Twitter post heralding the military exploits of one terror-fighting woman even more rewarding to those dedicated to defeating Islamic extremism.