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Investigation: The Islamist Origins of Anti-Israel Activists’ Coronavirus Narratives
Part 2 of an investigation into how anti-Israel activists have hijacked the coronavirus crisis to use against Israel.
In April 2020, we published an in-depth investigation: How Anti-Israel Activists Are Hijacking The Coronavirus Crisis And Turning It Against Israel. Our research demonstrated how proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic: namely, blaming the Jewish state and its supporters for as many aspects of the outbreak as possible.
Now, we’ve taken a closer look at how international Arab, Muslim, and especially Palestinian sources have rhetorically weaponized the virus against Israel. And it’s clear that the BDS campaign’s appropriation of COVID-19 is only part of a larger effort to fold the pandemic into pre-existing anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish ideology.
Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and the global economy has come grinding to a halt, Islamist regimes and BDS propagandists alike have continued to adapt this ancient theme to fit the times, grafting the current crisis onto existing myths and ideological frameworks.
B. Conspiratorial COVID Claims in the Islamic World
1. Terrorists, Governments, and Media
Across the Muslim world, radical groups and repressive regimes have capitalized on COVID-19. By circulating coronavirus propaganda among their own people, these entities can incite violence, inspire religious fervor, boost recruitment, and deflect attention from their substandard leadership.
Read it all here.