ISIS targets China in brutal video
March 01, 2017
Chinese ISIS fighters are threatening to return to China and “shed blood like rivers according to the Agence-France Presse, citing the SITE Intelligence Group. The fighters are members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority, who primarily reside in Xinjiang Province.
“Oh, you Chinese who do not understand what people say. We are the soldiers of the Caliphate, and we will come to you to clarify to you with the tongues of our weapons, to shed blood like rivers and avenge the oppressed,” an ISIS militant declared in a half hour video before brutally executing an informant.
The man was executed in the presence of children. The video also reportedly showed children executing spies.
The video was released by a militant division in western Iraq and shows life in East Turkestan. China has long warned that Uighur separatists affiliated with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement pose a growing threat and could join up with larger global terror networks. It also shows the Chinese flag in flames.
“It is the first time that Uighur-speaking militants have claimed allegiance to [ISIS],” Michael Clarke, an expert on the restless Xinjiang at the National Security College of Australian National University told reporters, adding that the video represents the “first direct threat” ISIS has issued against China.
China is stepping up pressure in Xinjiang by launching an “all-out offensive” on terrorism.
Ten thousand armed Chinese police marched through Urumqi, Xinjiang on Monday in a show of force. “We will bury the corpses of terrorists and terror gangs in the vast sea of the people’s war,” explained Xinjiang’s Communist Party secretary Chen Quanguo.
China’s foreign ministry commented on the threats from ISIS Wednesday. “East Turkestan terrorist forces have been posing a severe threat to China’s security,” said Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang, who called for international cooperation to “combat terrorist forces.”
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