11 July 2015
Terror group Islamic State has released a propaganda video in which an 80-year-old cleric from Xinjiang calls on Muslims in the mainland province to join IS and fight against the “Chinese infidels”.
The cleric, named in some reports as Muhammed Amin, claims to have once been an imam at a mosque in Xinjiang. He says he joined Islamic State in Syria after learning his son had died fighting for the group.
The 21-minute tape, uploaded to the internet last month, appears to have been released from Aleppo in Syria.
… Commenting on the Uygur boys in IS, Rohan Gunaratna, a terrorism expert from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said: “This means the terrorist threat to China will persist beyond the current generation of terrorists.”
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 16/11/2015