One of the world’s most notorious terror organizations has canceled jihad over concerns with the novel Coronavirus, advising its members to stay home.
“After years of urging its terrorists to attack major European cities, ISIS is now telling them to steer clear due to the coronavirus,” The New York Post reported.
ISIS reportedly sent the directive via its monthly newsletter called “al-Naba.” The newsletter also directed sick jihadists to stay in Europe.
The “healthy should not enter the land of the epidemic and the afflicted should not exit from it,” the newsletter said.
It also described the novel Coronavirus as a “plague” and a “torment sent by God on whomsoever He wills.”
The infamous terror organization joins a growing list groups and governmental entities to shut down operations while the pandemic sweeps the world.
Several European countries, including Spain and Italy, are on complete lockdown over the virus.
Over the weekend, numerous American states, including Ohio, Illinois, California, and New York, banned public gatherings and ordered restaurants and bars closed. Schools in many states have been temporarily shut down.
States are desperately trying to halt the spread of the illness, which has an incubation period of up to 14 days and can be spread even if the infected person is not showing symptoms.
MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, among other casino groups that draw large crowds, have also suspended operations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that no more than 50 people congregate in groups at any time for the next eight weeks, while some states, including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut plan to ban gatherings of more than 50 people all together.
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