‘Divine Retribution Against China For Oppressing Uighur Muslims’: Cleric Calls Coronavirus Allah’s Punishment

Swarajya Staff

Jan 31, 2020, 04:22 PM | Updated 04:22 PM IST

 Ilyas Sharafuddin (Pic via Twitter)
Ilyas Sharafuddin (Pic via Twitter)

An Islamic cleric from India by the name of Ilyas Sharafuddin has claimed that the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan is Allah’s punishment against China for persecuting Uighur Muslims, Times Now has reported.

“Remember how they have threatened the Muslims and tried to destroy lives of 20 million Muslims. Muslims were forced to drink alcohol, their mosques were destroyed and their Holy Book was burned. They thought that no one can challenge them, but Allah the most powerful punished them”, Sharafuddin was quoted as saying.

He also claimed that Allah destroyed the Romans, Russians and Persians for their arrogance.

Death toll in China has now risen to 213 following the Coronavirus outbreak. A quarantine facility has been created by Indian Army near Manesar, Haryana which will house approximately 300 Indians who will be arriving from Wuhan after being evacuated.

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