Last month, Islamic State (IS) attacked a group of Coptic Christians returning from a religious retreat in rural Egypt; an American citizen was among the 28 murdered. This was just the latest in a bloody two-year terror campaign that jihadists have been waging against the country’s principal religious minority. Nina Shea writes:
Will No One Stop Islamic State’s War on Egyptian Christians?
Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate
Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.