Terrorist group Isis may be considering using Ebola as a suicide bio-weapon against the West, according to a military expert.
The virus is transmitted by direct contact with an infected person who is showing the symptoms – and it wouldn’t be difficult for fanatics to contract it then travel to countries they want to wreak havoc in, according to a military expert.
Capt. Al Shimkus, Ret., a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, said that the strategy is entirely plausible.
Terrorist group Isis may be considering using Ebola as a suicide bio-weapon against the West, according to a military expert
He told Forbes: ‘The individual exposed to the Ebola Virus would be the carrier. In the context of terrorist activity, it doesn’t take much sophistication to go to that next step to use a human being as a carrier.’
And Professor Anthony Glees, Director at Buckingham University’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, agrees that the strategy might be considered.
He said: ‘In some ways it’s a plausible theory – IS fighters believe in suicide and this is a potential job for a suicide mission. They are sufficiently murderous and well-informed to consider it, and they know that we’ve been remiss in the UK.’