ISIS Ebola threats are being taken very seriously by government officials in Spain. The Islamic State has reportedly encouraged supporters to use Ebola poisoned needles to kill Americans and other citizens in Western countries. The terrorist group is once again using the internet and social media to encourage the lone wolf attacks.
The Ebola poisonous needles attack threat by ISIS included directions on how to use the deadly virus as a chemical weapon. Francisco Martinez, the Security Secretary for Spain, said online ISIS chat room conversations have been discovered relating to the jihadist plan. During an address to the Spanish Parliament about the ISIS Ebola lone wolf attacks yesterday, Martinez said Islamic State militants consider the internet to be an “extension of the battlefield.”
The Spanish official also added that his investigators had unearthed “many examples” of the ISIS Ebola threats online. Francisco Martinez cited three examples of Islamic State plans to use Ebola as a chemical weapon. According to the security official, there were three specific cases where eager potential jihadists had conversed with others (presumably ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq) about the viability of using Ebola and other deadly toxins as chemical weapons to embark upon a “new terrorism offensive” in the West.
On ISIS chat room conversation about using Ebola as a chemical weapon reportedly took place in mid-September. The potential Islamic State jihadist specifically referenced using “Ebola as a poisonous weapon against the United States.” A separate conversation reportedly involved suspected militants “working out” a successful manner in which to use “deadly chemical products” which had allegedly been stolen from laboratories.
Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson summarily dismissed the possibility of ISIS using the Ebola virus in lone wolf attacks in America.
“We’ve seen no specific credible intelligence that [Isis] is attempting to use any sort of disease or virus to attack our homeland,” Johnson claimed during a speech in front of the Association of the United States Army.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, forgotten vials of the smallpox virus were been found in an unsecured government lab storage room in the Washington, D.C., area. Workers cleaning out the old research center storage room were quite shocked when they stumbled across several old vials of smallpox inside a cardboard box. At least two of the six vials still contained a lives versions of the virus.
Earlier in July, it was learned CDC officials had accidentally shipped dangerous bird flu samples, and not a weaker form of the flu that was anticipated, to a lab outside of the CDC. Thomas Frieden’s agency said they “may never know” the cause of the bird flu mistake. And in June, an incident described as a “safety lapse” at the CDC in Atlanta left dozens of staffers potentially exposed to anthrax.
The “mishaps” raised concerns about the deadly viruses believed to be securely stored and tracked being used as chemical weapons to spark a pandemic in the United States. The ISIS Ebola threats have drawn renewed attention to the manner in which deadly viruses are secured at government facilities.
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