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Al Qaeda Calls on Lone Wolf Terrorists to Attack Olympic Athletes

07-21-2016

Al Qaeda is calling for radical Muslims to attack U.S., British, Israeli, and French athletes at the upcoming Olympic games in Brazil.

Al Qaeda suggests "lone wolf" terrorists should use poison, explosives, kidnappings, and other methods to cause terror in Rio.

The Foreign Desk reports the jihadis are told: "One small knife attack against American/Israelis in these places will have bigger media effect than any other attacks anywhere else."

The call dredges up painful memories of the Munich Olympics of 1972 in which 11 Israeli Olympians were taken hostage and murdered by Palestinian terrorists.

This time around, al Qaeda says it will be easy for jihadis to get visas to Brazil, and that guns are easily found in the slums of Rio.

"Your chance to take part in the global jihad is here! Your chance to be a martyr is here!" al Qaeda jihadis said.

Brazil has tightened security to defend against any attack.

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