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Islamic State Editorial on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:56 am
by Ariel
Islamic State Editorial on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Following on from the directives and counsels the Islamic State put out in its al-Naba' newsletter infographic last week regarding epidemics (clearly in light of the spread of the coronavirus), this week's edition of the al-Naba' newsletter features an editorial on the spread of the coronavirus, even as it does not mention the virus by name.

In sum, the editorial asserts the following:

- The current pandemic is an example of God's torment against the nations of His creation, which has (praise be to God) mostly struck the idolatrous nations. May God increase the torment on the disbelievers and keep the believers safe.

- The 'Crusader' nations have become preoccupied with security in their own lands, deploying some of their own security forces and armies in light of the epidemic and its current and potential ramifications on things like the economy, prices of goods, and the potential for chaos and disorder.

- The 'Crusaders' also face the pressures of their external military deployments at a time when they have been seeking to bring their troops home, even as they seek to reduce the likelihood of 'mujahideen' attacks against them inside their own countries and elsewhere. The last thing they want is for their current tribulations with the pandemic to coincide with the attacks in their own countries like the attacks in Paris, London and Brussels, or for the 'mujahideen' to conquer parts of the Earth as occurred in the past.

The 'Crusaders' hope the 'mujahideen' will be calm and pity their current sufferings, but they pretend to forget their own crimes against the Muslims they continue to commit to this day.

- The Muslims should not pity the disbelievers and apostates, but should use the current opportunities to continue working to free Muslim prisoners from the camps in which they face subjugation and disease, and should intensify the pressure on them however they can. They should also remember that obedience to God- the most beloved form of which is jihad- turns away the torment and wrath of God (i.e. performing jihad is the best guarantee of protecting yourself from the epidemic).