Jihadi Chatter Online, Including On Social Media, About Using Ebola, Poisons As Weapon Against The U.S. And The West

October 3, 2014

Following the outbreak of the Ebola virus, some jihadis online have referred to and discussed the possibility and ease of using Ebola, as well as poisons, as a weapon against the U.S. and the West.

It should be stressed that these references and discussions are all online chatter, including on social media, and do not constitute actual plans by terror organizations.  

The following are examples of these references and discussions:

Jihadi Media Platform Member: Use Ebola Against U.S. And Against Countries That Joined Anti-ISIS Coalition

On September 16, 2014, “Mata Al-Sa’a,” a member of the Jihadi Media Platform forum (alplatformmedia.com), suggested that the Islamic State (ISIS) use the Ebola virus against the U.S., as well as against countries that had joined its anti-ISIS coalition. “[The] process of transporting diseases is not hard,” Mata Al-Sa’a said. “It is enough to carry a Pepsi bottle in your briefcase, and transport it from Africa to America. [Once there,] you open the bottle in one of the air ducts, or place it at the tip of public drinking water pipelines, and the doors of elevators, and the air and water will take care of the rest.”

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