Less than three weeks before the Olympics, a group of jihadists has declared its allegiance to the Islamic State. The most dangerous part of the threat posted on Instagram is this: “If the French police can not stop attacks on its territory, training given to the Brazilian police will not do anything.”
This is the first public declaration from such a group in South America, and it represents the continued threat of the Islamic State globally. No infidel is immune; they are relentless, they continue to attract young Muslims with their zeal, and indoctrinate them into a doctrine of death, feeding them lies about rewards in paradise and giving them a so-called purpose and a gold star of martyrdom.
The threat increases to Western innocents, yet every lame excuse is still provided by leftists to undercut the seriousness of this threat. Both stealth and violent jihadists work in tandem, and the West has been easy prey, even accepting of the jihadist terrorizing of the once-free West, as French Prime Minister declared: “France is going to have to live with terrorism”. Really?
“Brazil extremists declare loyalty to Isil in first public declaration in South America, weeks ahead of Olympics”, by Donna Bowater, The Telegraph, July 19, 2016:
A group of extremists in Brazil has apparently declared loyalty to the Islamic State (Isil) less than three weeks before the country hosts the 2016 Olympics.
A channel called “Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil” on messaging app Telegram pledged allegiance to Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi networks.
One message reportedly said: “If the French police can not stop attacks on its territory, training given to the Brazilian police will not do anything.”
It is believed to be the first public declaration from a group in South America.
Rita Katz, director of SITE, said the timing was “intentional”.
“Pledge comes shortly before Olympics,” she tweeted. “Western-language ISIS channels (English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, etc) showing drastic increase in both quality and speed.”
The alert was raised earlier this month when Isil created a Portuguese channel on Telegram, indicating it was aiming propaganda at Brazil in the run-up to the Games.
Since then, security services in Brazil have issued reassurances that there has been no threat of an attack identified.
And security preparations have been ramped up in the wake of the Nice attack, which killed 84.
Last week, an inquiry into the Paris attacks revealed that a plot against the French Olympic delegation had been foiled ahead of the Games.
At the weekend, it also emerged that four people with known links to terrorism had been refused accreditation for Rio 2016.
Armed forces carried out a simulated attack training exercise at a train station near the Deodoro Games venue on Saturday and were due to take part in another at Rio’s international airport on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, 22,000 troops arrived in Rio amid final preparations and training exercises….