The jihadists might not find the bloodthirsty Chinese Communists as easy a mark as they have found Western governments to be.
“Militant urges targeting China over Uighurs,” from Reuters, August 1 (thanks to Neil):
DUBAI (Reuters) — The leader of a group calling itself the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) urged Muslims to attack Chinese interests to punish Beijing for what he described as massacres against Uighur Muslims.
“They (Chinese) must be targeted both at home and abroad. Their embassies, consulates, centers and gathering places should be targeted,” Abdul-Haq al-Turkistani said in a video posted on an Islamist website on Saturday.
“Their men should be killed and captured to seek the release of our brothers who are jailed in Eastern Turkistan … Our duty, we in Eastern Turkistan, is to continue to resist without desperation,” said Abdul-Haq, described by an al Qaeda-linked website as the leader of TIP.
Abdul-Haq, whose group has launched violent attacks in the past, accused China of committing “barbaric massacres” against Muslims in Xianjiang, which TIP calls East Turkistan….
Uighurs attacked Han Chinese in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, on July 5 after police tried to break up a protest against fatal attacks on Uighur workers at a factory in south China. Han Chinese in Urumqi launched revenge attacks later in the week.
The violence saw 197 people killed and more than 1,600 wounded, mostly Han Chinese. About 1,000 people, mostly Uighurs, have been detained in an ensuing government crackdown….
Abdul-Haq’s face was digitally blurred in the Arabic-language version of the video which also contained a collage of footage of the violence in the region.
The militant was speaking with an assault rifle to his right and what appeared to be a pistol pouch strapped to his shoulder.