Palestinian Islamic scholar Sheikh Issam Amira said in an address at the Al-Aqsa mosque that the coronavirus, with its Indian and Omicron variants, have spread because of the conduct of the Muslim rulers. Video footage of his address was posted on Al-Aqsa Call on YouTube on December 18, 2021. Amira said that such a disease that was not known to previous generations, and has now spread because of Muslim rulers who permit homosexuality and follow feminist organizations, as well as the "infidel and licentious" media, who make immorality that is committed in private known to all. He added that it is necessary to unite the efforts of all Muslims against the "ruthless rulers, who have brought these catastrophes upon us." For more about Issam Amira, see MEMRI TV clips Nos.9045 8492, 7244, 6789, 6114, 5626, 5175, 5041, 5001, 4991, 4901, and 4890.
Sheikh Issam Amira: "Why has this abomination spread? Why has coronavirus – with its Indian variant and its Omicron variant – spread? What are these names, these diseases, that were not known to our forefathers? The reason is clear. 'Immorality never appears among people to such an extent that they make it known to all.' Who would make this known to all? The common people? No. It is the infidel and licentious media that makes it known to all. It is our rulers who permit and promote homosexuality. It is the rulers who follow the feminist organizations with their CEDAW, gender issues, and whatever… These are all the precursors of the spread of diseases, which did not exist among our forefathers.
"It is necessary to unite the efforts of all Muslims, individually and collectively, against these ruthless rulers, who have brought these catastrophes upon us."