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ISIS MAY DETONATE NUKE IN THE U.S. - NEW NUCLEAR THREAT: Islamic State claims it will buy nuclear weapon from Pakistan, smuggle it into the United States

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/25/2015 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Boastful claims made in propaganda magazine reportedly written by hostage journalist

Terror group Islamic State now claims they're now infinitely closer to buying a nuclear weapon from Pakistan to smuggle into the United States. As published in their propaganda magazine Dabiq, in an article reportedly by a hostage journalist, The scenario is "possible today than it was just one year ago."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
5/25/2015 (3 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Nuclear threat, ISIS, John Cantlie, Dabiq, propaganda


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - John Cantlie, a British photojournalist has been held captive for more than two years by ISIS. His byline has appeared in multiple propaganda videos and articles for the extremist group.

Such a story by Cantlie, entitled "The Perfect Storm," claims ISIS has billions of dollars in the bank and describes a "hypothetical" which involves it buying a nuclear bomb "through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials" in Pakistan.


The article says that the device could be smuggled into North America overland and by boat.

"Perhaps such a scenario is far-fetched, but it's the sum of all fears for western intelligence agencies and it's infinitely more possible today than it was just one year ago," the article reads.

It says "if not a nuke, a few tons of explosives could be used instead.


"The Islamic State make no secret of the fact they have every intention of attacking America on its home soil and they're not going to mince about with two mujahidin (jihadis) taking down a dozen casualties if it originates from the caliphate," it reads.

"They'll be looking to do something big, something that would make any past operation look like a squirrel shoot, and the more groups that pledge allegiance the more possible it becomes to pull off something truly epic."

The article ends with the warning: "As the territory of the Islamic State crosses from one border to another like a wildfire that is burning out of control, it'll be only a matter of time before the Islamic State reaches the western world."


Some officials remain very skeptical. Director of the Center for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham, Anthony Glees, says the idea of Pakistan selling nuclear weapons to ISIS "beggars belief."

"It would be suicidal for Pakistan to supply them and suicidal for ISIS to seek to acquire them - it would lead to immediate military intervention," he says.

"However it is possible that ISIS might try to acquire nukes from somewhere, but if so, all western intelligence agencies would be on the highest alert to prevent this.

"As for getting non-nuclear explosives, well that would indeed not be hard. But they're not nukes; I can't believe ISIS could acquire nukes.

"ISIS is swaggering and posturing. It is taunting both us in the West but also other Middle Eastern states and embarrassing Pakistan at the same time."

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