Al-Qaeda targets China

Uighur deaths bring threats of violence


An Algerian wing of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), is threatening attacks against Chinese interests and citizens in the Middle East and North Africa. The threats are a response to the deaths of ethnic Muslims living in China’s Xingjian region. According to official figures, at least 45 Uighurs—Muslims making up about half of the population in the northwest region of the province—were killed in clashes with ethnic Han Chinese. Uighurs claim many more of them died in confrontations with the Han and police. There are no known links between al-Qaeda and ethnic Muslims in Xingjian, nor is there any reason to believe the terrorist organization has any plans for attacks within China. The threat by AQIM marks the first time a branch of al-Qaeda has announced plans to strike Chinese targets, though AQIM did attack a convey protecting a group of Chinese engineers three weeks ago in Algeria.

The Guardian

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Al-Qaeda targets China

  1. Islamofascist's have attacked the world's largest superpower, Russia, England, India, The Philippines, as well as many other Third World countries, tried to in Canada, and now they want to attack the citizens and financial interests of the world's largest standing army? A country that isn't afraid to use brutal force against their own citizens?

    Clearly, in my mind, attacks in China will pushing China to fight with the West against Islamofascism, and will end this insane religious "Crusade" once and for all.

  2. Hmm – well China is just a jump. skip and hop from Pakistan – these guys just might be biting off more than they can chew on this one! in a strange way I hope they carry through with the threats as if you need boots on the ground well here is a few pair indeed!