Brazilian ISIS Threatens ‘Martyrdom’ Ahead of Olympics
The jihadis, calling themselves Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil, is the first South American group to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State.
The group released its declaration of support for the Islamic State on a Portuguese language channel called Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil on the encrypted messaging service Telegram according to SITE, an extremism monitoring group, as reported by Breitbart.
The declaration read that fighters “prepared for the sacrifice of becoming martyrs.” There are reports that ISIS is planning an attack on the Olympic Games, which are to be held this summer in Brazil.
“If the French police can not stop attacks on its territory, training given to the Brazilian police will not do anything,” a message on their Telegram channel read.
Brazil’s defense minister, Raul Jungmann, laid out security preparations for the Olympic Games.
“We will increase security with more reviews, metal detectors and identification checks to ensure the tranquility of the Games,” he said.
“We have delegations at the
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