Everybody knows Limbo, the party dance game. Few know that its birthplace is Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean. Fewer still know that Trinidad and Tobago have been struggling to curb the insidious rise of violent Islamic extremism – and that this problem is growing throughout the Caribbean.
Islamic extremism resonates with the disgruntled and disenfranchised. Throughout the Caribbean, extremists are finding success, and the risk of terrorist activity is increasing. The United States must assist Caribbean nations in containing the terrorist threat. We must work to protect our businesses, citizens, and the American mainland.