Kurds who live in Europe are leaving their homes and taking up arms against ISIS by joining the Peshmerga, a militia force in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Deputy Chairman of the Kurdish community in Germany, Mehmet Tanriverdi, knows of dozens of Kurds who are leaving Germany and other European countries to combat against ISIS. One potential participant is just a phone call away to leave his quiet life in Denmark in order to combat the “psychopaths” of the Islamic State. Pirani:
I feel so helpless here. I am ready to die for the Kurdish cause.