The question of what, if anything, happened to Gill Rosenberg is illuminating the contradiction in Ottawa’s public position over whether Canadians should travel to Iraq and Syria to join the anti-ISIS fight.
Rosenberg is an Israeli-Canadian woman rumoured to have been captured by the Islamic militant group’s forces during one of its attacks. The Jerusalem Post first reported her capture, based off an ISIS web post, but others, including the Kurdish militia she reportedly was fighting with, contradicted that report and said she was safe.
On Monday afternoon, a post appeared on her Facebook page, purportedly written by her, also claiming she was “totally safe and secure.”
Whatever the truth is, the episode highlights the complications that arise when Canadians decide to go overseas to fight for a cause, especially in a region with such complex politics.
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