The magazine, which included pages of graphic instruction, stated:
COVID 19 has plagued the disbelievers and it is time to make it worse… believers can wreak havoc on disbelievers by spreading the disease among them so that they are forced to bow down before Allah’s rule before they are wiped out from the earth…They have hampered our efforts of establishing the Caliphate of Allah and now is the time to extract revenge.
After the dismantling of ISIS in the Middle East, the group is rebuilding in the Sahel region of Africa, and also issues frequent calls for its loyalists dispersed globally to wage jihad in Western countries.
Conquest is the goal of all Islamic supremacists, both stealth and violent, and they work in tandem with each other. The Islamic State is no different ideologically from the Muslim Brotherhood, with its goal of “establishing an Islamic state, world domination under Islam” and teaching of the “public and personal religious duty of military Jihad.” The only difference is methodology: the Muslim Brotherhood warns “not to rush to Jihad until it is prepared and timed for maximum benefit.”
“ISIS ‘Lockdown’ Magazine Urges Using Kids to Spread COVID-19, Attacks with Scissors,” by Bridget Johnson, Homeland Security Today, June 23, 2020:
A “lockdown special” edition of a magazine published by ISIS supporters encouraged steps to “annihilate the disbelievers” including stabbing people with scissors and expending “less effort” by spreading deadly coronavirus.
“The Voice of Hind,” an English-language magazine published and distributed online by ISIS supporters in India, published its fifth edition Monday and its fourth edition in May.
Between those two releases, the authors released the 17-page “lockdown special” online, declaring on the cover featuring photos of surgical-masked individuals and a temperature check that “it’s time for kuffar [disbelievers] to fall.”
The first issue of “The Voice of Hind” was released in late February to coincide with President Trump’s visit to India.
The special edition declares that it’s now a “diseased world” in which ISIS supporters should “stay firm and ready to launch a severe attack on the enemies of Allah’s religion who are embroiled in a fight against the disease brought about by Allah’s rage against them.”
“COVID 19 has plagued the disbelievers and it is time to make it worse… believers can wreak havoc on disbelievers by spreading the disease among them so that they are forced to bow down before Allah’s rule before they are wiped out from the earth,” the article continues, adding that “every brother and sister, even children, can contribute to Allah’s cause by becoming the carriers of this disease and striking the colonies of the disbelievers, wherever they find them.”
They claimed that “no disease can harm even a hair of a believer.”
The article continues for two more pages of trying to goad followers into spreading coronavirus, calling it “a weapon far greater than stones” and adding, “What better chance can you get to kill the disbelievers in multitudes than COVID 19?”
“They have hampered our efforts of establishing the Caliphate of Allah and now is the time to extract revenge,” the magazine states.
The issue reprints an Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi message from the late ISIS leader delivered in 2015, urging would-be jihadists to come join “the war of every Muslim in every place.”
The second-to-last page offers tips on ways to “annihilate the disbelievers” including keeping oneself “armed at all times to never miss a chance to kill as many Kuffar as you can. Even a knife can be a convenient object to keep with oneself.”
“Keep chains, ropes and wires ready to choke them or beat them to death,” the list continues…..