Open Border Bombs…
The Islamic State published an article in this month’s Dabiq magazine purportedly written by kidnapped British photojournalist John Cantlie.
ISIS claims it can move a nuclear bomb through Nigeria, up through Mexico into the United States.
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In Cantlie’s piece, titled “The Perfect Storm,” ISIS claimed it could purchase a nuclear weapon and transport it across the US southern border with Mexico into the United States.
The Desert Herald from Nigeria reported:
ISIS, the jihadist group in Syria, Iraq and Libya, has claimed it could purchase a nuclear device and transport same to the United States, through a network of countries including Nigeria, up to Mexico. In its latest propaganda magazine, Dabiq, published two weeks ago, the group said the plan is workable the same way banned drugs are transported through West Africa to Western countries, saying it could even be easier with the presence of Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based group that recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.
ISIS also described the Nigerian Army as “an exhausted and smashed national army that is now in a virtual state of collapse”.
Currently, it said Boko Haram insurgents have taken control of much of Nigeria and their attacks are intensifying and pushing back the military.
That claim contradicts recent successes recorded by the Nigerian military which has recovered several towns seized by the militant group in the last.
In an op-ed piece titled, “The Perfect Storm,” attributed to a kidnapped British photojournalist, John Cantlie, it said the terrorist organisation which started as a movement in Iraq has suddenly turned into a global phenomenon that the West and the democratic world as a whole is ill-equipped to deal with. Mr. Cantlie has appeared in many propaganda videos released by ISIS after he was kidnapped by the extremist group.
“Nothing on this scale has happened this big or this quick before. Huge swathes of Pakistan, Nigeria, Libya, Yemen, and the Sinai Peninsula are all now united under the black flag of tawhīd, gelled together as one by the Islamic State,” the piece said.
It’s not the first time ISIS has used hostage John Cantlie in its magazine.
In its fourth issue of Dabiq magazine, ISIS ran an article allegedly written by hostage John Cantlie, in which the British photojournalist, called on the British and American government to change policy and negotiate for hostages’ release.