Authorities in Brazil are on high alert as Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic terrorists plan various types of lone-wolf attacks at the upcoming Olympics in Rio.
Jihadis affiliated with Al Qaeda are planning terror attacks at the 2016 summer Olympics next month in Rio de Janeira, The Foreign Desk news forum reports.
According to information obtained by the news site, jihadis were instructed on social media to carry out “lone wolf” attacks against Israeli, American, British and French athletes. “One small knife attack against Americans/Israelis in these places will have bigger media effect than any other attacks anywhere else insha’Allah [Arabic for God-willing]” they were advised.
“Your chance to take part in the global Jihad is here! Your chance to be a martyr is here!” the murder-inciting message continues, pointing to the apparently easy process of obtaining visas for travel to Brazil as well as the wide availability of guns in “crime-ridden slums.”
Israeli athletes are the biggest targets: “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 [jihadi fighters] amongst the Muslims.”
Innocent spectators are also legitimate targets, but priority should be given to attacking prominent leaders, the instructions say. Methods of terror include, for example, food poisoning, planting explosives, pouring lubricating oil on highways with sharp curves, and kidnapping Israelis and Americans in order to “free Muslim prisoners.”
The instructions specifically mention Jews, saying the oil on the roads should result in accidents that would “see Israeli Jews flying with their vehicle by the will of Allah.”
Supplemental posts include the hashtag #RioLW or “Rio lone wolf,” with a reminder to potential terrorists to prepare a claim of responsibility, such as an email prior to the attack or a scheduled Facebook post.
On September 5, 1972, a day before the Olympic Games were to begin in Munich, eight Palestinian terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli team.
By: Atara Beck, World Israel News
(With files from The Foreign Desk)