Jeff Pickering and Travis Wussow welcome Mindy Belz of World magazine to the podcast to talk about Islamic extremism and the future of ISIS after the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US Special Forces. We also cover the rising instability in the Middle East as Turkish aggression threatens the Kurdish and Christian people in Syria.
Mindy Belz is senior editor of World magazine and author of They Say We Are Infidels: On the run from ISIS with persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Writing for the publication since 1986, she has covered war in the Balkans, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, and has given on-the-ground news coverage from Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey, and elsewhere. Her reporting has been published in the United States and overseas. Belz and her husband have four children and live in Asheville, North Carolina. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz.
Resources from the Conversation
- A cruel withdrawal by Mindy Belz
- Calling it quits by Mindy Belz
- Globe Trot at World Magazine
- Mindy’s Book: They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East
- Explainer: What you should know about the US abandonment of the Kurds by ERLC Staff
- ERLC | Capitol Conversation Podcast