Connect with us

Americas

Coronavirus A Wrath Of God; Best Time To Target India, US, Europe

Published

on

As the world battles the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, terrorist organizations are seeking to use the crisis to their advantage. Terror groups are urging their operatives to capitalize on the situation by launching attacks as governments and militaries are busy dealing with the outbreak.

Is Corona Virus (Covid-19) A Biological / Man Made Weapon Developed By China?

While it may be early to arrive at any concrete conclusion, a recent increase in spate of terror attacks in Africa and Afghanistan point toward concerted efforts by terrorist leaders who are appealing to their followers on the pretext that coronavirus has been sent by God to help them wage jihad against their enemies.

“Jihadis see the current crisis as a manifestation of the wrath of God, both upon the non-believers for their rejection of God’s law and crimes against Muslims, and upon those Muslims who have forsaken the duty of jihad.  They argue that fighting jihad is the surest way to guarantee protection from the virus,” Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, director of research at The George Washington University’s Program on Extremism told the Washington Times recently.

How Special Forces Of India, MARCOS & Para SF Compete Against US Navy SEALs?

Another defence analyst, Bill Roggio, who works with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said that other extremist groups like the Taliban and Al Qaeda have too found a unifying factor in coronavirus as they are preaching that Covid-19 is a punishment from Allah for the decadent Western style of life.

The terror outfits are of the firm belief that this an opportune period for them as an attack against the United States or India or other African and European nations would result in maximum damage as these countries have deployed their military and other resources in tackling the corona outbreak, added Meleagrou-Hitchens.

Rafale vs F-16’s: Can The Indian Rafale Jets Overpower The Pakistani F-16’s In Ariel Showdown?

Attack on Indian interest in Afghanistan

Few days back EurAsian Times had reported that Al-Qaeda had shifted its focus to India especially in the Kashmir region. On Wednesday, the Islamic State had claimed responsibility of a terror attack on a Sikh Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan killing as many as 28 worshippers.

Two days after the Kabul Gurdwara attack an explosion interrupted the funeral services for Afghanistan’s Sikh community.  No one was hurt in the blast, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. The explosion went off Thursday near the gate of a crematorium in Kabul, as the terrified grievers struggled to continue with the funeral prayers and cremation.

JF-17 vs Rafale: Why Pakistani JF-17 Thunder Poses A Serious Threat To Indian Rafale Fighter Jets?

Taliban on the Prowl in Afghanistan

As the United States military begins its withdrawal following the peace deal with the Taliban as the EurAsian Times extensively covered, the latter’s forces have stepped up their attacks on Afghan soil. On Saturday, Taliban forces seized the district headquarters of Yumgan in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan after heavy fighting, resulting in an undetermined number of casualties. Four villages in neighbouring Jurm district were also seized.

Indian Minister Warns Of ‘Shoot At Sight’ Orders If Lockdown Violated

Africa Under Siege

“African nations Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad are already reeling from very active Islamist insurgent groups. Serious coronavirus outbreaks in these already weak economies with inept administration and limited counterterrorism capabilities and medical resources may force them to pull back from the fight against terrorist outfits and shift their focus and energies instead in combating a spiralling public health crisis,” Roggio said.

Tejas Mark 1A Can Outperform Entire Pakistani Fleet, Most of Chinese: Defense Experts

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram with affiliations to Al-Qaeda and ISIS claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on Chad’s Military that killed nearly 100 security personnel.

A similar Boko Haram strike on Tuesday in Nigeria killed 47 Nigerian soldiers earlier in the week. Islamic State, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for an attack some 2,500 miles to the south, in Mozambique, targeting natural gas projects being developed there by the U.S. and French energy giants ExxonMobil and Total.

Rafale vs F-16’s: Can The Indian Rafale Jets Overpower The Pakistani F-16’s In Ariel Showdown?

Middle East

The Middle East remains a hot spot for terror activities as most of the countries are embroiled in a direct or proxy war with their neighbours and have been among the worst regions infected with the Covid-19 pandemic.

NATO announced weeks ago that it was temporarily suspending training for Iraqi security forces because of coronavirus. Britain and France have since reduced troop deployments to the nation, with Paris announcing Thursday all its troops in Iraq’s anti-ISIS coalition were being redeployed for the time being.

Indian Para SF vs Pakistani SSG Commandos – Whom Would You Bet-On In A Rescue Operation?

Rise in Extremism

The terror attacks are not just restricted to perennially war-induced Middle East countries or poor African Nations but are increasing world over. Indonesia’s anti-terrorism squad shot and killed one suspect and arrested two others in a raid on the main island of Java, seizing weapons and chemicals allegedly used for bomb-making.

Indian Navy Finally Gets Access To Strategic French Base Near Mauritius

The man fatally shot by police resisted arrest by wielding a long sword, said National Police spokesman Argo Yuwono. The suspects were linked to a banned militant organization responsible for recent attacks on police, a local affiliate of the Islamic State group known as the Jama’ah Anshorut Daulah, Yuwono said.

In Missouri United States, a man suspected of planning to attack a hospital treating coronavirus cases was killed after a shootout with the FBI. The confrontation happened as agents tried to arrest 36-year-old Timothy R Wilson who had been under surveillance for months in the city of Belton as part of a domestic terrorism investigation, the FBI said.

Indian Navy Finally Gets Access To Strategic French Base Near Mauritius

Officials said the man was motivated by racist and anti-government beliefs. Wilson had previously considered attacking a school with a large number of black students, a mosque and a synagogue, according to the FBI. There is also the increasing threat of extremist right-wing groups who are allegedly sending an infected member to minorities neighbourhoods.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

Trump-Putin-Meeting Trump-Putin-Meeting
Americas4 hours ago

Kremlin Warns The US Of Nuclear Retaliation If Russia Or Her Allies Are Targeted

In a veiled warning to the US, Russia has issued a statement declaring that it will perceive any ballistic missile...

BLAST-BOMB BLAST-BOMB
Featured9 hours ago

Beirut Blast Alert For Chennai: 700 Tonnes Of Ammonium Nitrate Stuck In Indian Port

Almost 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, the substance that caused the mega-explosion in Lebanon, has been stuck in an Indian...

SAAB-GRIPEN SAAB-GRIPEN
Featured9 hours ago

Did India Miss A Trick By Rejecting ‘Stealth Killer’ Saab Gripen For Rafale & Sukhoi Jets?

The Gripen E has been ordered by both Sweden and Brazil. Other Saab Gripen fighters have been sold to Hungary,...

israel-tanks israel-tanks
Featured10 hours ago

Israel’s Latest ‘Carmel’ Tanks To Have X-Box Controllers, F-35 Style Cockpit

IAI’s Carmel entry presents a vehicle capable of fully autonomous, semiautonomous, and manual driving modes. It can also automatically engage...

china-detention-camps china-detention-camps
Featured17 hours ago

Pakistan Concerned For Muslims In Kashmir But Apathetic Towards Chinese Uighur Muslims

But even amid a harsh crackdown on the Uighur population in China's Xinjiang region, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has refused...

Tank Tank
Featured17 hours ago

Heavy-Weight T-90 Tanks Deployed In Ladakh Not To Defend But To Threaten Chinese Territories – Experts

“They (T-90s) are not there to defend Indian territory, but to threaten Chinese territory,” said a fellow at the U.S.-based National...

AFGHAN-HOSPITAL-ATTACKS AFGHAN-HOSPITAL-ATTACKS
Americas17 hours ago

Afghanistan: US Urges Afghan Government To Release 400 Taliban Prisoners Including 150 On Death-Row

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged prominent Afghans holding a major meeting Friday to free Taliban prisoners, promising...

pakistan-claims-Junagadh-india pakistan-claims-Junagadh-india
Featured2 days ago

After 72 Years & 91 Votes – Why Is Pakistan Again Claiming Junagadh?

Junagadh was a part of the Kathiawar region along with other princely states that had already acceded to India. However,...

Donald-Trump -anti inflammatory tweets Donald-Trump -anti inflammatory tweets
Americas2 days ago

Twitter Blocks Donald Trump’s Official Campaign Account Over Misinformation

Facebook and Twitter took aim at US President Donald Trump and his campaign over a video post in which he...

SU30 SU30
Asia Pacific2 days ago

Su-30 MKIs Of Indian Air Forces Almost ‘Double The Cost’ Than Chinese, Russian Su-30s?

The EurAsian Times recently compared Indian Su-30 MKIs with Chinese Su-30 MKK jets as clashes between Indian and Chinese troops...

Advertisement