Flu jihad? From the National Post, with thanks to Judy:
TORONTO – A newly disclosed Canadian intelligence study says al-Qaeda might try to spread the deadly avian flu virus as part of its campaign to sow terror in Western nations.
The report by the federal government’s Integrated Threat Assessment Centre describes the avian flu as a “potential terrorist-induced” pandemic and specifically mentions Osama bin Laden.
“It is significant to note that Osama bin Laden views chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons as legitimate,” says the report, titled “Pandemics: Avian Flu.”
“In addition, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda representatives have repeatedly named Canada as a target,” it says under the heading “Biology and Terrorism.”