The old fashioned Medievil ‘plague’ has infected an Al-Qaeda group in Algeria. Do they surrender to seek medical treatment? Apparently several have dropped dead. Living in caves and rejecting modernity, they suffer from poor medical care.
Is it divine justice or divine intervention? It is worth noting that while they practice a medievil brutality and intolerance that they should be undone by a medievil disease.
Like the aliens in the War of the Worlds; they may appear impervious to our technological weapons, yet they may be undone by our oldest and simplest germs.