Islamic State advises its members to avoid Europe for jihad amid virus scare

Published By ITCT News Desk On : March 18, 2020
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After years of urging its terrorists to attack major European cities, Islamic State is now advising them to steer clear due to the coronavirus.

New IS al-Naba newsletter contains “sharia directives” urging its healthy members not to enter “the land of the epidemic” to avoid becoming infected.

IS al-Naba newsletter # 225

Infographic from IS al-Naba newsletter # 225


But any sick jihadists already in Europe should stay there — presumably, to sicken infidels, the paper reported. The “healthy should not enter the land of the epidemic and the afflicted should not exit from it,” the IS newsletter advises.

The newsletter instructs jihadists that the “plague” is a “torment sent by God on whomsoever He wills.”

The terror group also advises jihadists to flee from a person infected with the coronavirus “as you flee from the lion,” and to clean hands with soap to avoid infection.

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