Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Is The Islamic State A Threat To The The Olympics In Brazil?

Reuters: Brazil probes Olympics threats after group backs Islamic State

Brazil's intelligence agency said on Tuesday it was investigating all threats to next month's Rio Olympics after a presumed Brazilian Islamist group pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) less than three weeks before the Games.

The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors the internet reported that a group calling itself "Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil" said on the Telegram messaging app on Sunday that it followed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and had promoted IS propaganda in Arabic, English and Portuguese.

Brazilian authorities stepped up security measures following the truck massacre in Nice last week, planning security cordons, further roadblocks and the frisking of visitors in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics.

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More News On A Brazilian Extremist Group pledging Allegiance To The Islamic State Weeks Before The Olympics Are To Start

Brazilian extremist group uses Telegram to pledge allegiance to ISIS ahead of Olympics -- Washington Post
Brazil extremists declare loyalty to Islamic State in first public declaration in South America, weeks ahead of Olympics -- The Telegraph
Brazil terror sect aligns with ISIS as Olympics approach -- FOX News
Experts Skeptical of Brazil Group’s ISIS Pledge Before Olympics -- ABC News

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