- - Sunday, December 6, 2015

The European Parliament has issued a report saying the Islamic State has already smuggled weapons of mass destruction into Europe and will use the weapons in a future operation. The attack could consist of a dirty nuclear bomb, biological, or chemical weapons. What is most disturbing is that the report maintains the weapons materials and expertise are already on the continent.

The Guardian quotes from the report, “At present, European citizens are not seriously contemplating the possibility that extremist groups might use chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) materials during attacks in Europe. Under these circumstances, the impact of such an attack, should it occur, would be even more destabilising…ISIL/Da’esh has recruited and continues to recruit hundreds of foreign fighters, including some with degrees in physics, chemistry and computer science, who experts believe have the ability to manufacture lethal weapons from raw substances…CBRN substances have been carried undetected into the European Union. Interpol’s monthly CBRN intelligence reports show numerous examples of attempts to acquire, smuggle or use CBRN materials.”

The head of Europol said regarding the warning from parliament, “We are dealing with a very serious, well-resourced, determined international terrorist organisation that is now active on the streets of Europe. This represents the most serious terrorist threat faced in Europe for 10 years.” The reports states that 150 cases of nuclear or radiological trafficking are reported annually.

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