Thursday, March 2, 2017

Islamic State Threatens China For The First Time In A Terror Video

Reuters: Uighur IS fighters vow blood will 'flow in rivers' in China

Vowing to plant their flag in China and that blood will "flow in rivers", a video released this week purportedly by the Islamic State group shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in Iraq, underscoring what Beijing sees as a serious threat.

China is worried that Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people from western China's Xinjiang region, have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for militant groups there, having traveled illegally via Southeast Asia and Turkey.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing of a Chinese hostage in 2015, highlighting China's concern about Uighurs it says are fighting in the Middle East.

Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in the past few years, most in unrest between Uighurs and ethnic majority Han Chinese. The government blames the unrest on Islamist militants.

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More News On The Islamic State Threatening China For The First Time In A Terror Video

Uighur Militants Reportedly Threaten China in ISIS Video -- AFP
Isis Uighurs threaten ‘rivers of blood’ in China -- Financial Times
Islamic State threatens Communist China -- Washington Times
ISIS Fighters From China's Uighur Minority Vow to 'Shed Blood' at Home -- Newsweek
China targeted in new Islamic State video -- Financial Review
Isis vows to attack China using child soldiers from Uighur Muslim minority -- International Business Times
ISIS Threatens China In New Video Showing Chinese Jihadists -- Vocativ
ISIS releases new video featuring Uighur fighters vowing to 'shed blood like rivers' in China -- Shanghaiist
Video shows that terrorism knows no national borders -- China Daily
'All-out offensive' in Xinjiang risks worsening grievances -- BBC
The Islamic State Pledged to Attack China Next. Here’s Why. -- Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy
Muslims In China: Everything You Need To Know About ISIS and Uighur Threat Against Chinese -- International Business Times

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