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  • NU professor cites ISIS capability in Brazil as only barrier to Olympic attack

    Boston Herald - 08/07/2016

    The only obstacle preventing Islamic State terrorists from pulling off a highly prized attack on the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro would be the group’s inability to do so in Brazil, even as frequent attacks in Europe continue, experts say.

    “ISIS certainly wants to attack the Olympics. ISIS will attack the Olympics if the group can,” said Max Abrahms, a Northeastern University professor and terrorism expert. “So, the only thing that would stop ISIS from attacking the Olympics would be its inability to do so (in Brazil).”

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