Mar. 2, 2017
Islamic State Targets China – Michael Martina (Reuters)
Vowing to plant their flag in China and that blood will “flow in rivers,” a new video released this week by Islamic State shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in Iraq.
Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people from western China’s Xinjiang region, have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for militant groups there.
In the video, a shot of Chinese President Xi Jinping gives way to flames in front of a Chinese flag.
One fighter says, “We will certainly plant our flag over America, China, Russia, and all the infidels of the world.” Another fighter refers to the “evil Chinese Communist infidel lackeys.”
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing of a Chinese hostage in 2015.