This Egyptian cleric sees a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic: the businesses of “infidels” have been destroyed.

Egyptian preacher Mohammed Al-Hefnawi Al-Ansari recently said in a video that the coronavirus pandemic is actually a positive development because it “enjoins good and forbids evil” by causing Muslims and infidels alike to stop patronizing pubs, coffee shops, and cinemas.

He prays for that the coronavirus will “annihilate the infidels, tyrants, atheists, and Shiites,” gleefully shouting his gratitude for the deadly virus.

Meanwhile, one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus is Iran, whose leaders have concealed the true extent to which the virus is laying waste to its people.