(Tea Party 247) – While life as we know it has been brought to a screeching halt thanks to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, foreign leaders around the world are busy playing the blame game. While governments like China and Iran have wildly asserted that the virus was created by the United States and spread by our military, the terrorist group, the Taliban, is claiming the whole thing is a punishment being handed down by Allah in response to the sins of mankind.
While it’s better than blaming Trump, we can’t help but notice how hypocritical and shallow their assertion actually is, ya know, when you consider the fact that the Taliban is a terror organization. The kicker, they’re using the global health crisis as a means to get 5,000 Taliban prisoners released from prison.
The Taliban, which considers itself the legitimate government of Afghanistan, released a statement on Wednesday urging Afghans to “recite effective prayers” against the Chinese coronavirus, calling it a “decree of Allah.”
The Taliban has also repeatedly lobbied the Afghan government to release its Taliban member inmates, citing the possibility that they are a high risk of contracting the virus in the closed quarters of a prison.
Voice of America, noting the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on ongoing negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. government, which mediates on behalf of Kabul, relayed part of a Taliban statement. The Taliban urged followers to pray for an end to the pandemic and lamented the virus as a “decree of Allah … because of the disobedience and sins of mankind or other reasons.”
Pakistan’s Daily Times translated a longer portion of the statement that showed the group appeared to posit the theory that the virus was a punishment as merely one potential explanation.
“Our Muslim nation must consider this disease a decree of Allah (SwT) and deal with it in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH),” the Daily Times translation read. “As per the directives of scholars – people should recite effective prayers and astaghfar (seeking forgiveness) frequently, increase the reading of the Holy Quran, give in alms and charity and turn to Allah (SwT) in repentance for their past sins.”
The Taliban has made clear that it fears for the health of its terrorists in the Afghan prison system; medical experts have encouraged world populations to attempt “social distancing” and avoided crowded areas to slow the spread of the virus. The terrorist organization issued a statement on Monday “expressing concerns regarding the lack of cleanliness and health facilities in prisons, warning that the spread of coronavirus spread in Afghan jails could result into a major humanitarian disaster,” according to Afghanistan’s Khaama Press.
“The statement further added that the Afghan government would be responsible in the event of disaster in Afghan jails,” Khaama noted. “This comes as Taliban group is awaiting the release of at least 5,000 prisoners from Afghan jails following the signing of a peace deal with the United States late last month.”
Kabul reportedly agreed to free the 5,000 prisoners in a deal reported in December, one that the Taliban initially denied had occurred at all. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani later confirmed that he had agreed to free the prisoners but in three separate groups beginning with a wave of 1,500 prisoners on March 14.
Apparently, the Taliban doesn’t fall in line with other jihadist groups who are blaming the United States or “Zionists” for creating the coronavirus. These claims come despite the fact that both the US and Israel are experiencing outbreaks of the potentially fatal virus.
Iran’s PressTV propaganda outlet even went as far as to accuse “Zionist elements” of having “developed a deadlier strain of the virus against Iran.” This just really goes to show how much these terror organizations hate America and the West. It is always on their mind and they are constantly looking for justification for it.
Sound familiar? It’s exactly how the liberals are with Trump. They are driven by hate and everything that happens they mold to fit their narrative that “orange man bad.” It’s completely insane that instead of coming together as a country to end the coronavirus outbreak here in America, liberals would rather point figures and continue perpetuating their round-the-clock hate of President Trump, all the while positioning themselves as victims.
Who knew terrorists and liberals had so much in common?
Is the coronavirus a punishment from God? None of us can ever possibly know that but we sure prefer that theory over the absurd notion that the United States started this historical worldwide pandemic.