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ISIS

ISIS has already created nuclear weapons and dirty bombs


Moftah 14 (Lora Moftah, Political journalist from the International Business Times, “Does ISIS Have A Nuclear Weapon? Islamic State Supporter Claims Militants Have Dirty Bomb”, December 02, 2014, http://www.ibtimes.com/does-isis-have-nuclear-weapon-islamic-state-supporter-claims-militants-have-dirty-1731890)

Islamic State group has reportedly developed a nuclear weapon made from radioactive material stolen from an Iraqi university, according to a militant who claims insider knowledge. Hamayun Tariq, a British ISIS member now based in Syria, claimed on social media that the group obtained the uranium from Mosul University and now possesses a “dirty bomb” that it is now considering detonating in a public area. If true, this would confirm fears voiced by Iraq’s United Nations ambassador back in July following the seizure of 40 kilograms of uranium compounds from Mosul University. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dated July 8, ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim warned that these materials “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction,” according to Reuters. "These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts," said Alhakim.

ISIS is likely to acquire nuclear weapons


Farhan 14 Ahmad, Afghan Analyst and Commentator, Sharnoff’s World Views, The World Must Prevent ISIS from Obtaining Pakistani Nukes, http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/isis-pakistani-nukes-419/

The global leaders certainly understand that the extreme threat to global security is the risk that terrorists could get a hold of nuclear weapons and start new terrorism. Although world leaders especially Americans hold several international conferences on addressing this immediate and extreme threat, there is no guarantee that terrorist organization such as ISIS won’t acquire nuclear weapons. Al-Qaeda struggled for several years to obtain nuclear and chemical weapons but they failed. However, ISIS is much stronger than Al-Qaeda and was able to hold some sort of chemical weapons in Iraq which they used against the Kurds.


Stolen radioactive material from Iraq by ISIS could be used for WMD


Moftah 14 Lora, New York Reporter and Journalist, International Business Times, Does ISIS Have A Nuclear Weapon? Islamic State Supporter Claims Militants Have Dirty Bomb, http://www.ibtimes.com/does-isis-have-nuclear-weapon-islamic-state-supporter-claims-militants-have-dirty-1731890

Islamic State group has reportedly developed a nuclear weapon made from radioactive material stolen from an Iraqi university, according to a militant who claims insider knowledge. Hamayun Tariq, a British ISIS member now based in Syria, claimed on social media that the group obtained the uranium from Mosul University and now possesses a “dirty bomb” that it is now considering detonating in a public area. If true, this would confirm fears voiced by Iraq’s United Nations ambassador back in July following the seizure of 40 kilograms of uranium compounds from Mosul University. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dated July 8, ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim warned that these materials “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction,” according to Reuters. "These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts," said Alhakim.

Isis is in possession of WMD’s—includes Biological, nuclear, and other radioactive weapons



Withnall 15 (Adam Withnall, 6-10-2015, "Isis has now seized enough radioactive material to build a 'dirty bomb', Australia warns," http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isiss-dirty-bomb-jihadists-have-seized-enough-radioactive-material-to-build-their-first-wmd-10309220.html, Date Accessed: 7-3-2015)

The Isis militant group has seized enough radioactive material from government facilities to suggest it has the capacity to build a large and devastating “dirty” bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports. Isis declared its ambition to develop weapons of mass destruction in the most recent edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, and Indian defence officials have previously warned of the possibility the militants could acquire a nuclear weapon from Pakistan. According to the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, Nato has expressed deep concerns about the materials seized by Isis from research centres and hospitals that would normally only be available to governments. The threat of Isis’s radioactive and biological weapons stockpile was so severe that the Australia Group, a 40-nation bloc dedicated to ending the use of chemical weapons, held a session on the subject at its summit in Perth last week. “This is really worrying them,” Ms Bishop said in an interview with The Australian. Julie Bishop, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs When they swept across territory in Syria and Iraq, she said, “the insurgents did not just clear out the cash from local banks”. Last week Ms Bishop spoke at the Australia Group meeting about fears Isis was weaponising poisonous gases such as chlorine. And speaking to The Australian, she confirmed that the concerns she was raising stemmed from reports filed by the Australian department of defence as well the foreign office. The growing concerns about Isis’s development of weapons of mass destruction come at a time when experts fear the militant group will be “more active than ever” to mark the start of Ramadan and the one-year anniversary of its declaration of a “caliphate”. Isis said it was changing its name to “Islamic State” following the first public address by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul on 29 June last year, and the US-based Institute for the Study of War has noted that the group usually reserves its major operations to coincide with the Islamic holy month.

ISIS is financially capable of obtaining nuclear weapons


Fox 15 ISIS magazine, FOX News Insider, ISIS Magazine: Terror Army Could Buy Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan, http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/05/26/isis-magazine-terror-army-could-buy-nuclear-weapon-pakistan

An article in the official magazine of ISIS claims that the terror army has the financial wherewithal to purchase a nuclear weapon, possibly from corrupt officials in Pakistan. The article in Dabiq was written last week under the name of British photojournalist John Cantlie, who's been held by ISIS for the last two years. If a nuclear weapon cannot be obtained, the article suggests ISIS look into procuring a few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosives. Meantime, new photos show the terror army's rapidly growing arsenal of guns, ammo and explosives, seized when Iraqi forces fled Ramadi. Brian Kilmeade discussed these troubling developments with Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. Shaffer said the nuclear threat from ISIS is "very real," adding that al Qaeda went down this path years ago. Shaffer said al Qaeda was only one-tenth as smart as ISIS and about one one-hundredth as well financed. He argued that if Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, it's going to cause proliferation throughout the Middle East, increasing the chance that ISIS can get a nuclear device. "They're available. Last time I checked on the black market, these things run about 400 million dollars per warhead. So, ya know, it's there," said Shaffer. He agreed that ISIS will only have more money flowing in if they continue to control territory in Iraq and Syria and can tax and extort the local populations. Reports last summer estimated that ISIS had amassed around $2 billion in assets.





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