extremist group in Brazil declares support for the Islamic StateInformation was given by SITE, Rita Katz, in this Monday(18).
An extremist group in Brazil declared allegiance to the Islamic State (NO, ex-Isis) and created a channel called “Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil” na rede social Telegram, which resembles the popular WhatsApp. The information was released by the American expert monitoring of terrorist activities on the web Rita Katz, do SITE, in this Monday.
According to Katz, this is the first time an organization announces alliance with the Islamic state in South America and declares allegiance to the leader of the Caliphate, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Dentro do canal no Telegram, O “Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil” He commented that, “the French police can not stop attacks inside its territory, the training given to the Brazilian police will not do anything”, referring to the support that international intelligence agencies have offered the Brazilian government to prevent terrorist attacks during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In a post on Twitter, Katz said that the group is seizing the moment to spread extremist ideology before sports competition. In late May, the Islamic state created the first organization of the Portuguese channel, Also within the Telegram. A page, propaganda for the caliphate, It is a Portuguese version of the existing “Nasir Channel”.
Contacted by ANSA , the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (what) not yet returned to the contact on the alleged alliance of a group in Brazil to the Islamic State.
Political scientist Heni Ozi Cukier, Professor of International Relations at ESPM, He said in an interview with ANSA that any threat needs to be checked to see if it is fake or real. “It can only be an opportunity to terrorize before the Games”, he said, highlighting, however, what, if true, Brazil needs to increase its surveillance.
Last week, the National Assembly of France published the report of a hearing with the head of the Military Intelligence Directorate (DRM), general Christophe Gomart, in which the expert admitted having information that the Islamic state had planned an attack on the French delegation during the Games. The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will occur between days 5 e 21 of August.
Due to the massacre in Nice for four days, when Mohamed Bouhlel ran over a crowd and killed 84 people, the Brazilian government has taken extra security measures for the Games. Yesterday (17) It was held the third training joint forces to simulate the opening ceremony, which will take place at the Maracana.
The estimate is that five thousand men of the National Public Security Force and 21 thousand military officers, in addition to the fixed quota of Rio de Janeiro, make safety during the Olympic Games.