Generic ISIS threat said to name Hungary, Portugal

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Islamic State terrorists mentioned Hungary as a possible target in a posting from their media company, Al-Wafa, but that does not mean there are specific plans to attack this country, according to a report carried yesterday in the Washington Times.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which monitors jihadi communications traffic, reported finding an article published by Al-Wafa that says: “Today It Is Brussels and [Its] Airport, and Tomorrow It Might Be Portugal and Hungary,” the Washington Times reported.

The Times said that the headline was not intended to indicate that either of the countries mentioned would be the next targets, but rather that no place in Europe is safe.

“The meaning is that no European nation or capital is safe from ISIS attacks,” the Times quoted the MEMRI analysis as saying.

The Times article also mentioned threats against the United States.

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