Islamic State plot to weaponize COVID-19 uncovered

An Islamic State (ISIS) plot to weaponize the COVID-19 virus has been uncovered in India.

India Today TV accessed a 17-page issue of the Islamic State magazine “Voice of Hind,” which was issued during the virus-related lockdown in India. In the magazine, the Islamic State appeals to its followers and members to spread the virus to kill “Kuffars” (non-believers) by spreading COVID-19 by becoming carriers themselves.

The Center for Security Policy recently conducted a Webinar on this very subject entitled “What Terrorists Will Learn from the 2020 Pandemic.”

In that Webinar held on 29 July, experts Shoshana Bryen and Charles “Sam” Faddis pointed out that terrorist groups around the world have long desired to use biological weapons and are no doubt closely watching the flaws and vulnerabilities in our response.

Both Mrs. Bryen and Mr. Faddis are contributing authors to the Center’s new book “Defending Against Biothreats: What We Can Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic to Enhance U.S. Defenses Against Pandemics and Biological Weapons,” now available on Amazon.

About Christopher Holton

Christopher Holton is a Senior Analyst and Director of State Outreach at the Center for Security Policy. Mr. Holton came to the Center after serving as president and marketing director of Blanchard & Co. and editor-in-chief of the Blanchard Economic Research Unit from 1990 to 2003