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    CHINA - ISIS new front?

    Decoding China’s new threat from ISIS

    On March 1, for the first time, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) released a video showcasing militants from the Uyghur ethnic minority from China’s restive Xinjiang province in its ranks. The video proceeds to directly threaten Beijing with violence on behalf of ISIS before the Uyghur members of the terror group are shown executing an alleged informant.

    “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 avenging the oppressed,” the video narrates according to lose translations corroborated by the SITE Intelligence Group.

    The timing of the video’s release could be seen as deliberate with China over the past month orchestrating a show of power in its Xinjiang province, where Uyghur Muslims have been at odds with the state over issues of religious freedom, ethnic autonomy and in some cases secessionist Islamist ideologues wanting to set up a fundamentalist Islamic state in the region. As a result, Xinjiang has seen a host of knife attacks against its own people, and retaliatory policies by the Chinese government against Uyghur protestors that have reportedly killed hundreds over the past ten years.
    And this - China: Xi Jinping wants ‘Great Wall of Steel’ in violence-hit Xinjiang

    And - 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.
    Interesting report on this tonight on the Beeb World Service. China taking the threat very seriously .. piling in 1000's of troops and security to the Western Xinjiang province.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robut View Post
    Decoding China’s new threat from ISIS



    Also - Chinese Xinjiang Muslims 'fighting with IS' - BBC News

    Interesting report on this tonight on the Beeb World Service. China taking the threat very seriously .. piling in 1000's of troops and security to the Western Xinjiang province.
    It's weird to imagine that that we would have likely converted from Christianity to Islam like the North Caucasians if we had been closer to the Middle East.
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    Who woke you up.

    The Chinese have been liaising with Iraq and Syria for years regarding this problem. Your BBC link is two years old.
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    I think that this arises from decades of Chinese oppression of the Uighur population, including colonisation by ethnic Chinese. ISIS is exploiting the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comet View Post
    Who woke you up.

    The Chinese have been liaising with Iraq and Syria for years regarding this problem. Your BBC link is two years old.
    Sorry about that -- removed and replaced with more current link from Guardian. It is current.

    As per Guardian:

    In early March the Iraqi-arm of Isis released a gory online propaganda video in which a Uighur-speaking recruit vowed to spill the blood of “evil Chinese communist infidel lackeys”.
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    Unlike the west, China will be not be casualty averse and nor will it even pretend to have respect for human rights.

    The extremists have probably met their match this time.
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    When the Chinese go about their business.
    You will hear nothing about it from the anyone.
    No bleating about human rights beyond the bare minimum.
    No protests.
    Nothing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainmaker View Post
    Unlike the west, China will be not be casualty averse and nor will it even pretend to have respect for human rights.

    The extremists have probably met their match this time.
    the chineese can afford to loose 250,000 military personell to deefeat isis, they can and will fight, also they will have no interest in self preservation, they will fight until they have won
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    China doesn't do the weak PR bullshhit that the democracies have done since Vietnam. They will kill whatever number of men, women and children necessary to win the war that the west were too cowardly to win years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robut View Post
    Decoding China’s new threat from ISIS



    And this - China: Xi Jinping wants ‘Great Wall of Steel’ in violence-hit Xinjiang

    And - Uighur IS fighters vow blood will 'flow in rivers' in China



    Interesting report on this tonight on the Beeb World Service. China taking the threat very seriously .. piling in 1000's of troops and security to the Western Xinjiang province.
    China has been fighting in Xinjiang for years off and on. Until Mao took over, the area was heavily controlled by muslim warlords who treated Chinese terribly. Fighting has been increasing again over the last 20 years with increasing Saudi financing of the terrorists, with the USA turning a blind eye.

    Sooner or later the Chinese will take the gloves off and give Saudi Arabia and the terrorists a dose of their own medicine. That day is is coming. Only a matter of when, not if, as Saudi's keep pushing.
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