Last month, the Defense Department’s inspector general issued a detailed report on conditions in the al-Hol refugee and detention camp in rebel-controlled Syria. In al-Hol, tens of thousands of women and children who once lived under the so-called caliphate of the Islamic State are now being held in dire conditions. Yet minimal security permits women to spread the Islamic State ideology uncontested — resulting in what some observers are calling “a reign of fear”. If the extremist group continues to exert influence in the region despite its lack of a physical stronghold, these women will bear responsibility.
Eighteen years since the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, violent extremism persists unabated.… Seguir leyendo »