In some recent cases, women have been at the heart of attack plots, highlighting a possible evolution in the dynamics of gender for some of the Islamic State’s European recruits.
Some of the reasons are obvious; the scale of Syria’s war is catastrophic and much worse than Yemen’s. But attention is about more than numbers.
“Can you imagine knowing that in a few moments death was imminent?” a rabbi said, speaking of the crew of the Challenger shuttle. Three years later, he lived his words.