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On Aug. 4, four days before the start of the Beijing Olympics, two ethnic Uighurs drove a stolen dump truck into a group of some 70 Chinese border police in the town of Kashi in Xinjiang, killing at least 16 of the officers. ... The incident occurred just days after a group calling itself the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) claimed responsibility for a series of recent attacks and security incidents in China and warned of further attacks targeting the Olympics.
China and the Enduring Uighurs
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by BlackMumba
You just never know.
Sometimes they will use a big event just to get some publicity, sometimes they have something specific in the works.
That's kind of the idea of terrorism, to keep people in a constant state of fear, either real or perceived.
[edit on 8/7/2008 by schrodingers dog]
Do not confuse the unknown Turkestan Islamic Party with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
China: Unheard of ‘Turkestan Islamic Party' claims recent bombings
Originally posted by ADVISOR
Is there a full translation available from the video?
Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) Commander Seyfullah in video dated 23 Jul. 2008:
"Through this blessed jihad in Yunnan this time, the Turkistan Islamic Party warns China one more time. Our aim is to target the most critical points related to the Olympics. We will try to attack Chinese central cities severely using the tactics that have never been employed. We warn China and the international community for the last time that those spectators, athletes, particularly the Muslims, who are planning to attend the Olympics, please change your intention from going to China. Please do not stand together with the faithless people. The Turkistan Islamic Party volunteers will conduct violent military actions against individuals, departments, venues, and activities that are related to the Olympics in China."
Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) Commander Seyfullah in threat dated 1 Apr. 2008: "Our damullah, Abdul Heq, made his final order to the [person] responsible for the military regarding the issue of severely attacking all central cities in inner China, particularly focusing on eight cities that are going to hold Olympic games. ... ask our merciful Allah to allow these brothers and sisters [suicide bombers] to deal a fatal blow in this jihad against Chinese & we ask our merciful Allah to completely stop Olympic Games. ... Bomb Chinese government buildings, military barracks, airplanes, airports, railways, hotels, entertainment venues, tourist spots and similar places...You're even permitted to use biological weapons this time."