What Jihadists Are Saying About the Coronavirus

Jihadist groups are closely following the spread of the new coronavirus. In their publications and on social media their members post analyses, threats and even sanitary guidelines. Counterterrorism officials should monitor these communications for a window into their thinking.

Jihadists and their supporters have been gloating over the health restrictions enacted across the world, especially in the U.S. “They used to mock women wearing the Islamic niqab—now they are doing the same. We ridicule you like you ridiculed us,” reads…

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