SYRIA: Could the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists be wiped out by a virulent flesh-eating disease?

Or worse, will the foreign ISIS jihadists spread it to Europe, the U.S. and the West when they return from the battlefield? Obama has agreed to admit tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into the country. How many will bring this disease with them?


Express UK (h/t Rob E)  The Islamic State is facing a new enemy – being wiped out by a flesh-eating disease, according to reports. The self-declared Islamic State capital is currently in the throes of an epidemic and a number of members of the Islamic State have reportedly been infected.

Efforts  are reportedly being made to prevent the further spread of the Leishmaniasis skin disease, which is highly virulent, in the IS stronghold.


Although organizations began work to combat the disease, this became impossible after IS is claimed to have closed down their city offices. They also confiscated equipment and arrested officers trying to help fight the condition which can be deadly. 

The first case of the disease, which is caused by protozoan parasites, was discovered in September 2013. By the middle of 2014 500 people had been affected, according to a network of activists ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.’


The disease is spread by flies that are attracted by the rubble and rubbish of war. It can sometimes be fatal and can also cause significant damage to parts of the body it affects. 

More than 2,500 cases have been recored in the north-east of Raqqa.  In war-riven Aleppo, the summer heat combined with streets filled with putrid, uncollected rubbish, allowed leishmaniasis to thrive. Doctors recorded tens of thousand of cases of the tropical disease, transmitted by sand flies, that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy.


ISIS is said to have a residual force of between 3,000 to 5,000 in the city, as they attempt to strengthen their so-called caliphate. 

This comes after World Health Organization reported that Syria’s health system had collapsed, meaning that disease was spreading rapidly through a country already plagued by violence.


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  1. These flies I believe are send by GOD-ALLAH as a present to the isis terrorists for all the barbaric, demonic atrocities of beheading innocent people iincluding children,raping women and young girls and others burning them alive etc. especially if they are Christians. Let the flies multiply fast and wipe them off completely.

  2. MMMM …looks like the outcome of the drug called krokodil , a flesh eating substance used as a heroin substitute , ISIS are renouwned for drgging their troops with all kinds of drugs before battle .

  3. Die mongrels! May the infestation be so rampant that your inbred brain is damaged, may your ilk suffer the worst deaths and you no longer have strength to fight back. Its payback time.

  4. I doubt it’s going to affect ISIS fighters and their wives. They’re covered from head to toe, both males and females.

  5. If this deadly disease (called Leishmaniasis) continues to spread throughout ISIS horribly ravaging and killing most if not all of its murdering jihadis and thugs I propose that we award the parasites causing it Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize as this disease would be doing more for world peace than he is.

  6. How perfectly fitting…the “Islamic State” IS a flesh-eating disease!

    Let’s fly as many muslims in there as we can–along with a bumper-crop of sand-flies. Bon apetit, little guys…

  7. What good news ! Now I can’t wait for our SLITWH * to send our troops into lharms way in order to help the poor murderous, barbaric bastards.
    Does anyone want to guess the body parts I wish this would infect ?

  8. And this is why we should not accept ANY syrian refuges. The danger is too credible. Between the chance of them being isis, and this? No question. obama is nuts.

  9. Why don’t American protest widely against allowing any Syrians coming into US. is something I cannot understand. After all, they are responsible for their problems of Shia-Sunni-Alawi- various tribal fights. they have no business to inflict all this on the rest of the world. as a Doctor in India, I had not seen a case of cholera in undergraduate or postgraduate days. In Bangladesh war, 10 million (yes, million) refugees crossed over to India bringing cholera that lasted in poor pockets for 30 years. First case I saw in my life, was in 1975.

  10. Ah, yes, this is the bright new future that the wonderful Islamic State has brought into existence; basically a complete breakdown of societal infrastructure. This is the utopia that so many young Muslims desperate to be a part of. I sincerely hope they all get eaten alive before they are raped or killed.

    Edible Muslims , I like that!!

    Parasites being eaten by parasites, how very fitting!!

  11. There’s worse:

    “Posted by Robert Herriman on August 23, 2014”

    “A man from Karachi Gardens is the eighth victim to the lethal amoeba, Naegleria fowleri in Pakistan this year, according to a report today. The 34-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital in a precarious condition on Wednesday where he died on Thursday.”

    “According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Naegleria fowleri is a free-living [obviously Western!] amoeba that can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).”

    “People get infected when water containing the amoeba enters the body through the nose. This typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. The Naegleria fowleri ameba then travels up the nose to the brain where it destroys the brain tissue.” [If it can find any!]

    “In Pakistan, the amoeba has been reported contracted by performing ablution. Within the Islamic faith, ritual nasal rinsing is included in a cleansing process called wudu; or ablution.” [wudu vudu!]

    That’s as good as anything from a horror sci-fi story.

  12. Haha! A disease eating a disease! Islam is a disease and this is so apprapeau. Too bad it won’t wipe them all out.

  13. Flesh eating maggots …. they eat the brain of the severed head …. then they eat jerkied face meat !

  14. I’m not worried about this illness really making heading in the West, although I do hope all the murderous fiendish ISIS suffer greatly….LOL !!!

    What I DO worry about is the thought that THERE IS in some sketchy lab in Syria, Iran, Iraq, or some Muzzie enclave in Russia a warped evil Islamic madman or woman is cooking up some biological or chemical dirty bomb.

    It’s just the when…..3 years, 5 years???? how long before they do something?

  15. It is funny that islamic jihadists are being plagued by a disease that in the Mediterranean areas of Spain only affects dogs.

  16. I wouldn’t worry about them bringing it back, looks like a simple infection to cure with modern medicine. It’s just living like it’s the 7th century leaves you with 7th century deaths from things like paper cuts. Enjoy your plague, kebabs.

    • THe spread of Leishmaniasis under IS rule is directly due to their outrageous arrogance in making foreign aid impossible due to their atrocities, and in relying on their “Deity” rather than simple medication and sound administration. How dare they proclaim that they are under “Divine” protection by creating a murderous sewer of a so-called State?
      IS offers a glimpse of Traagedy in its original Ancient Greek conception. Not misfortune, but Nemesis following Hubris.

  17. According to this Wikipedia article, Leishmaniasis is caused by a protozoan organism called Leishmania, which gets transmitted by the bite of sandflies. It already exists in Texas, and South America, and there are several highly effective antibiotics that kill this protozoan inside the human body. Apparently the chaos of the war in Iraq contributed to the epidemic, which can easily be stopped if ISIS does not block medical help. But in any case, this kind of protozoan is not transmitted from person to person. (Some other protozoans that thrive in the intestines of mammals do get transmitted because of leakages in sewage or eating uncooked food, but not Leishmania.)