Islamic Group Warns Muslims to Keep Children Away From Olympics (Video)
The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) issued a new threat on August 6, 2008 against the Beijing Olympics, and urged Muslims not to attend the games or be within the vicinity, reported SITE Institute.
The spokesman asks Muslims to keep their children from attending the games, and gives a broader warning:
“Do not stay on the same bus, on the same train, on the same plane, in the same buildings, or any place the Chinese are.”
An Islamic setaratist group released an internet video today warning Muslims to keep their children away from the Olympics in Beijing.
A Muslim separatist group in China has made a new video threat against the Beijing Olympics, warning Muslims to keep their children away from the games, a US group that monitors extremists said Thursday.
The nearly six-minute video shows flames consuming a Beijing Olympics logo and an explosion over a venue for the competition, and features a masked, turbaned speaker clutching what appears to be an assault rifle.
The IntelCenter released a copy of the recording, attributed to the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), an ethnic Uighur and Muslim organization seeking to create an independent state out of China’s heavily Muslim Xinjiang province.
The SITE Intelligence Group, meanwhile, translated some of the message, which was delivered in the language of the Uighurs, and said that the speaker identified himself as a TIP member and issued a threat against the Games.
The speaker urges Muslims to keep their children from the competition, and warns “Do not stay on the same bus, on the same train, on the same plane, in the same buildings, or any place the Chinese are,” SITE said.
AGI News reported that the Turkistan Islamic Party is a separatist formation of Uighurs from Xingjian with ties to al Qaeda. The group is believed to be based across the border in Pakistan, where security experts say it has received training from al-Qaeda.