ISIS threatened to carry out terrorist attacks against China in a new 30-minute video. The video included a child executing a kneeling prisoner with a pistol shot to the head.
This marks the first time ISIS has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks against China.
The clip shows children, purporting to be from the Uighur ethnic minority within China, undergoing physical and religious training.
The clips showed children, purporting to be from the Uighur ethnic minority within China, undergoing physical and religious training.
One militant declares to the camera, “You Chinese people who don’t understand the language of the people, we the soldiers of theCaliphate will come to you to teach you the language of weapons, to spill rivers of blood as revenge against the oppressors,” according to Vocativ.
In one scene a religious instructor asks a group of children “what is the target of the kuffar [unbelievers] and the murtadeen [apostates] when they fight us?” A child responds “they want us to go back from our religion and to be according to their religion and want us to be according to their religion.”
Before executing a prisoner, a child speaks to the camera saying “here is loyalty and disavowal. Here is the land of jihad. Here is the land of Islam. Here we vex the enemies of Allah by fighting the apostate agents. Here the sound of Islam will be upraised and will not fall. To Allah belongs all honor and to his messenger and to the believers, but most people know not.”
China recently stepped up its involvement in the war on terror. They have been assisting in counter-terror border patrols in Afghanistan, Ren Guoqiang, spokesman for the People’s Liberation Army recently revealed. China also sent special advisers and other support to assist Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian Civil War.