Brazil warns over Muslim terrorist attacks at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 2 (Xinhua) — Brazil’s security forces warned on Wednesday about possible “lone wolf” terrorist attacks during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Local authorities fear the behavior of “radicals” during the Games and Brazil’s lack of experience with terrorism, the director of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency’s (ABIN) Anti-terrorist Department, Luiz Sallaberry, told national public news agency Agencia Brasil.

“For that reason, now there is a little higher threat level for the Olympic Games. We have radicalized people in Brazil that are nationals and they identify with this type of organization,” said Sallaberry, in reference to the Islamic terrorist groups.

  • Martin B

    Muggings, sewage, Zika, Mohammedans…I’m glad I’ll be thousands of miles from this spectacle.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Brazil is coming under siege by a pack of lone wolves.

  • Dana Garcia

    One of these days, jihad is going to make the Olympics too expensive to put on with adequate protection. The 2012 London Olympics cost $2 billion for security.

  • Clausewitz

    Brazil is the perfect example of long term non stop socialism. Mansions surrounded by Favelas, total breakdown of the rule of law, and the world’s 6th largest economy that continually needs to be rescued by capitalists.