Covid-19: Islamic State warns members to stay out of Europe

Covid-19: Islamic State warns members to stay out of Europe March 16, 2020

FUMING today over my enforced quarantine – the result of the Spanish Government’s declaration of a Coronavirus state of emergency that has seen some 47 million Spanish residents banned from leaving their homes with the exception of those going to work, buying food, going to a hospital, or supporting an elderly person or child in their care – I thought nothing could lift my spirits today.

An Islamic State member. Image via ViceNews/YouTube

That is, until I learned that that Islamic State terrorists have been warned by their leaders to stay out of a Europe that’s suffering “a plague sent by God.”

The group, according to this report,  has issued a travel advisory for its operatives to steer clear “the land of the epidemic”. ISIS’s Al-Naba newsletter refers to a new set of “sharia directives” warning against travel to Europe.

The Middle East-based group, which has in the past encouraged operatives to plot attacks in Europe, also instructed those of its followers who may have become ill with Coronavirus not to leave the region, in order to prevent the disease spreading.

The newsletter says that the “healthy should not enter the land of the epidemic and the afflicted should not exit from it”. It also instructs followers to “cover their mouths when yawning and sneezing” and to wash their hands regularly.

It also refers to a “plague” described as a “torment sent by God on whomsoever he wills”, adding:

Illnesses do not strike by themselves but by the command and decree of God.

Pretty much the same message, but aimed at China, was broadcast at the end of February by Shi’ite Iraqi Islamic scholar Hadi Al-Modarresi, above, who is based in Qom, Iran. He said in a video that the spread of Coronavirus is undoubtedly an act of Allah that is divine punishment against the Chinese for their treatment, mockery, and disrespect towards Muslims and Islam.

It is obvious that the spread of this virus is an act of Allah. How do we know this? The spread of the Coronavirus began in China, an ancient and vast country, the population of which makes up one seventh of humanity. More than a billion people live in that country. The authorities in that country are tyrannical and they laid siege to more than a million Muslims and placed them under house arrest.

The journalists in that country began to mock the niqab of Muslim women and they forced Muslim men to eat pork and drink wine. Allah sent a disease upon them and this disease laid siege to 40 million [Chinese people]. The same niqab that they mocked has been forced upon them, both men and women, by Allah, by means of the state authorities and officials.

Islam forbade people from eating insects, but [the Chinese] mocked this matter. And there you have it, this disease spread from the world of animals – be it bats, ants, or snakes, the result is the same – to the human world and it has scared humanity in its entirety.

A few days later Al-Modarresi contracted the virus but is now recovering.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn (Hadi Al-Modarresi report).

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  • WallofSleep

    Every dang ghoul on the planet has to get in on the act, don’t they?

  • ephemerol

    Why should they let a perfectly good opportunity to capitalize on the suffering of others go to waste? It’s half of their business model.

  • WallofSleep

    And the other half of their business model seems to be causing the suffering of others.

  • Anne Fenwick

    Unfortunately, the epidemic is every bit as bad in the middle east (not to mention Indonesia), they’re just testing less.

    PS I know lockdown is no fun at all, but why is it making you fume?

  • Starlady

    Iran is rumoued to be digging mass graves it’s so bad.

  • Jim Jones

    > A few days later Al-Modarresi contracted the virus but is now recovering.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c011518f9101b5bcf72fefa10d76f316bb91b660d9310bc1fbb3e3669c71d40.jpg

  • Barry Duke

    I know it’s necessary Anne but I’ve never before in my life been forced into confinement – and I’ve run out of eggs and peanut butter … and fast running out of dog treats. None are available from the only food outlet near where I live.

  • (((J_Enigma32)))

    The Middle East-based group, which has in the past encouraged operatives to plot attacks in Europe, also instructed those of its followers who may have become ill with Coronavirus not to leave the region, in order to prevent the disease spreading.

    The newsletter says that the “healthy should not enter the land of the epidemic and the afflicted should not exit from it”. It also instructs followers to “cover their mouths when yawning and sneezing” and to wash their hands regularly.

    What gets me is that even with all the religi-babble, they still gave more better advice regarding the Coronavirus than Trump ever did. Sure, it’s stuff that’s been said countless times by much better people, but still. This was more than anything President Trump ever offered; hell, early on, he was claiming it was a Democratic hoax. There are churches that just the other day were saying they would lick the floors to prove the virus wasn’t real.

    Let that sink in. ISIS apparently cares more about humanity than President Trump and the Religious Right does.

  • (((J_Enigma32)))

    Al-Modarresi has a sense for understatement, apparently. What’s happening to the Uighurs, who are mostly Muslim, isn’t “mockery.” It’s cultural cleansing.

  • Anne Fenwick

    Ah, I see. Yes, I’m not looking forward to eating plain pasta and stuff like that myself. Well, hang on in there – and the dog too. Dogs are resilient, no matter what they try to make you think.

  • French Pandora

    Ouch, I have a dog with a bottomless stomach and I feel your pain.

    Anne, dogs with a standard metabolism yes, mine loose weight each time she skips a meal and she needs to eat 4 or 5 times a day (she is not sick, she just has a terrible metabolism).

  • Feeling more or less the same, being also confined for the very same reasons even if I can go out to buy food and do not have to be stuck the entire day. Worst is how this could last more than fifteen days.

  • Barry Duke

    Are you also in Spain?

  • Yeah. Madrid looks at these hours like a ghost town -never had seen something similar even on the wee hours of working days-.

    Plus I’ve found a way to have a rush of adrenaline: listening in the radio how the stock market plummets day after day while the risk premium escalates.

  • Barry Duke

    I’m down on the Costa Blanca on the outskirts of Benidom, using my confinement to brush up on my Spanish: Me estoy volviendo loco (I’m going crazy) for the benefit of non-Spanish speakers.

  • French Pandora

    I would say jump in a train and come sit in parks like some stupid French did Sunday but our borders are closed.

  • Mark

    Much as this guy may be an idiot, according to WHO figures, Iran is doing a better job of fighting the virus than say Italy, with fewer infections and deaths, even though they have been dealing with the epidemic for longer.

  • Pat Gustafson

    According to the World Health Organization, Iran is one of the third hardest hit country so far. ROFL. Hoard amongst yourselves.

  • Pat Gustafson

    The WHO says they are the third hardest hit country of all Covid-19 cases.