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Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity


Cheikh A.T. Sy – AP

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service troops exercised under the supervision of British special forces in February during U.S. military-led annual counterterrorism exercise in Thies, Senegal.

JOHANNESBURG - Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before.

Messages from the Islamic extremist groups show concern about the virus mixed with bravado, asserting that it is punishment for non-Muslims while also urging followers to repent and take care of themselves.


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