ISIS Issues Travel Advisory Directing Its Terrorists To Steer Clear Of Coronavirus-Hit Europe

Swarajya Staff

Mar 17, 2020, 08:37 AM | Updated 08:37 AM IST

Representative image of an ISIS fighter with the group’s flag.
Representative image of an ISIS fighter with the group’s flag.

Describing Europe as "the land of the epidemic", the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has issued a travel advisory for its operatives warning them against travel to the coronavirus-hit continent under a new set of sharia directives, reports Economic Times.

It must be noted that as per World Health Organisation (WHO), Europe is now the epicentre of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

The said instructions were given to its supporters via ISIS’ 'Al-Naba' newsletter. The terror groups had on multiple occasions instructed its operatives to plot attacks in Europe.

However, in the wake of the coronavirus, the terror group has given instructions that those who may have caught the disease should not leave the region and prevent the decease from spreading. While the healthy ones should not enter Europe, which it called the “the land of epidemic”.

The newsletter read, "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.

The ISIS newsletter has referred to a plague, presumably the coronavirus, and described it 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."

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