In one corner of Europe stands a female Robocop armed to the hilt, hell-bent on defending Western civilisation. Only her eyes can be seen, staring out defiantly from beneath her combat helmet and over her gauze face mask. A military niqab of sorts.
In the other, a woman high on Isil rhetoric dons a suicide vest – about to blow. In the past 24 hours both of these women have made headlines, but gender aside, they have nothing in common.