The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the oldest radical Islamic terrorist organizations in the world, and its tendrils reach all over the globe, with branches in more than 70 countries. President Trump sought to designate it as a terrorist organization in 2019. And now, one of their activists – based in New York – is telling its members to use the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a weapon to attack Egyptian embassies and consulates.
Bahgat Saber is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and he has more than 70,000 followers on social media. He posted a video earlier this month encouraging his followers to make use of the coronavirus as a biological warfare weapon. “When you talk to people, they say to you, ‘We don’t have machine guns, we don’t have F-16 planes, we don’t have this and that,’” he says in it. “But now you have the coronavirus culture.”
Saber’s goal? Toppling the Egyptian government and replacing it with an Islamist one. He urges anyone who is exhibiting possible coronavirus symptoms to “pay a visit” to Egyptian consulates and embassies in order to infect the staff there, referring to them as “licentious villains and sons of bitches.”
In the video, Saber claims that if he becomes ill he will go to the Egyptian consulate in New York City.
Of course, Saber realizes, it’s possible that the staff at these centers will not let a person exhibiting coronavirus symptoms from entering. No problem, Saber the master strategist tells his viewers: “Just wait for them and sneeze on their cars as they pass by.”
Saber has even stronger words for Muslim Brotherhood fanatics in Egypt, urging them to visit courthouses, military installations, and police stations if they become ill – not just with the coronavirus, but with any contagious disease. He also encourages them to try to infect members of the media and businessmen who support the current government.
“Exact revenge!” Saber orders his followers.
He seems unaware of it, but Saber is already exhibiting symptoms of illness – mental illness. It’s amazing that people like him are allowed to preach their messages of hate in the United States unmolested by law enforcement – but this is the result of Americans’ fervent beliefin free speech, even when it is to their own detriment.
Our one consolation can be that Saber is clearly so far removed from reality that anyone who follows his instructions is more likely to become a threat to themselves than anyone else.