BEWARE ISRAEL: Jihadis call on ‘lone wolf’ terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Brazil arrests group plotting ‘acts of terrorism’ before Olympics.
Al-Qaida-influenced terrorists have issued directives to “lone wolf” attackers to carry out attacks against the Israeli Olympic delegation at the upcoming Rio Olympics, The Foreign Desk reported Thursday.
The jihadis reportedly published a list of athletes to be targeted on social media, including the US, French and British delegations in addition to the Israelis.
“One small knife attack against Americans/Israelis in these places will have bigger media effect than any other attacks anywhere else in sha Allah,” the social media call read, according to The Foreign Desk.
“Your chance to take part in the global Jihad is here! Your chance to be a martyr is here!” the jihadis said, citing the easy process of obtaining visas for travel to Brazil as well as the wide availability of guns in “crime-ridden slums.”
The post specifically mentioned the Israelis: “From amongst the worst enemies, the most famous enemies for general Muslims is to attack Israelis. As general Muslims all agree to it and it causes more popularity for the Mujahideen amongst the Muslims.”
The post also called to kidnap Israelis to serve as bargaining chips to free Muslim prisoners.
Meanwhile, Brazil’s federal police arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group backing ISIS and preparing acts of terrorism during next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said.
News site Globonews reported that the members of the group were linked to ISIS. It was not possible to immediately confirm this.
It was unclear where the operation was taking place or what the specifics of the operation were. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes was due to
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