Did ISIS Smuggle A Dirty Bomb Into Europe?

Did ISIS Smuggle A Dirty Bomb Into Europe?

Usually when a loud-mouthed jihadist insists he’s smuggled anything of consequence into a Western country, we take the claim with a heavy dose of doubt. But ISIS is unlike any other terrorist group the world has ever known. They are a well-funded, heavily armed, and highly trained army with a laser focus on worldwide dominance in the vein of Hitler’s Germany. And when they say they’ve smuggled a “radioactive device” into a European country, we’d best take them at their word.

The news follows the recent claim posted on Twitter by alleged weapons maker, Muslim al-Britani, that ISIS had obtained a “dirty bomb.” The group claims to have gotten hold of uranium after a recent raid on Mosul University.

“O by the way Islamic State does have a Dirty bomb. We found Radioactive [sic] material from Mosul University.”

Muslim-Al-Britani’s Twitter account is now suspended—big shocker—but a screen shot grabbed by the SITE Intelligence Group, a for-profit Bethesda-based company that tracks the online activity of white supremacist and jihadi organizations, yields this chilling message:

ISIS Twitter Dirty Bomb

Could it simply be propaganda intended to frighten Europeans? Sure. But even if that’s all it is, it will have achieved its goal: To terrorize. Should we therefore ignore it? Absolutely not. Better safe than sorry, because a reactive stance, which is typically the modus operandi of the Obama Administration, is always fraught with dire consequences.

To their credit, the United States and Iraq reportedly have an agreement to aggressively combat the smuggling of items like those needed to produce dirty bombs. From the State Department:

“There’s always a concern about radiological or radioactive sources,” a State Department official told the Washington Free Beacon at the time.

While the United States, at that time, was “not aware of any cases of these types of material being smuggled out of the country thus far,” ISIL could potentially use these radioactive materials to create a crude bomb, the official said.

“This is the kind of thing where if ISIL got its hands on enough radioactive sources or radioactive sources of a sufficient radioactivity level and they decided to turn it into a bomb and blow it up in a market, that would be a very unpleasant thing,” the official said.

Is it a long shot? Maybe. But, as we know from the rapid metastasizing of ISIS over the last few months, nothing will stop the determined. And with stiff competition from Al Qaeda, who say they are planning a European “Christmas Day Spectacular” of their own involving planes, ISIS’s motivation for glory and an up-close-and-personal meeting with seventy-two virgins is exponentially high.

Border Prayer Rug
Prayer rug reportedly found near the Texas/Mexico border. Photo credit: Pamela Geller.

As we should all be well aware of by now, like our own, citizens of European countries have been traveling to and from the Middle East, cohabiting with ISIS, and bringing their jihadist training back home. It is, therefore, highly conceivable that ISIS could smuggle uranium, a main component for a dirty bomb, into Europe to be used in an attack on a major city. And it’s only a matter of time, given our own porous border and a careless POTUS welcoming illegals in with open arms, that something similar could happen here. Remember, it was just last week that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was forced to admit that the Obama Administration released two terrorists onto U.S. soil. At least ten have reportedly been apprehended attempting to cross our borders. And those are just the ones we’ve caught.

Let’s hope that the “radioactive device” claim is just a ploy, but one that The Powers That Be are taking deadly seriously.

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  • Appalled By The World says:

    The ONLY way to deal with terrorists is to kill them as you find them. Jailing them at taxpayer expense is nearly as insane as ignoring them. Negotiating with them is also impossible. If ISIS has gotten such a bomb into Europe (London and Paris would be the likely targets) it’s because the West continues to handle terrorism with kid gloves-treating them as criminals, leaving the borders undefended, insane immigration policies and the coddling of those who espouse violent jihad in clear terms while at the same time allowing jihadists to travel to Iraq and Syria and then return home allows the enemy to operate freely. The West really needs to get down and dirty and quit being squeamish about this scourge-Assad is no saint but he’s giving those bastards exactly what they’re giving him and the West could take a lesson from him.

    • Jodi Giddings says:

      Spot on. Unfortunately, nothing will change anytime soon. Our Dear Leader is either hopelessly naive (as his is SMART former SecState), or complicit. I don’t know which one is worse.

      • Appalled By The World says:

        Agreed. The current fools in DC allowed ISIS to start up and grow via ignorance and incompetence. When this entity tops 9/11 with its own Western horror show will people THEN wake up and declare the current regime the absolute worst ever?

        While I have no real problem with ISIS rampaging within the ummah (after all, murderous Islamania running amok upon itself has been nothing new for 1400 years because that’s the nature of the beast as prescribed by the Koran) I am greatly concerned that the West is doing very little to bottle up that mess so that it doesn’t come and visit us. Let the 7th century savages annihilate one another in their quest to crown the most “pious” in Hitler vs Stalin fashion-just leave us infidels alone as most of us are not at all interested in being part of such a civil war.

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