POLITICS
08/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Olympic Terror: Chinese Separatist Group Threatens Games

A MILITANT Islamic group has threatened to attack the Beijing Olympics with suicide bombers and biological weapons and has claimed responsibility for a string of fatal bombings and explosions in China over recent weeks.

In a video released by IntelCenter, a terrorism monitoring group, a bearded man identified as "Commander Seyfullah" is seen reading a declaration of jihad against the Olympics and warns athletes and spectators, "especially Muslims", to stay away.

It was issued by a group calling itself the Turkestan Islamic party. The group may be allied with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement - designated a terrorist organisation by the US, China and several other countries - which seeks independence for the Muslim Uighur people of China's far west province of Xinjiang, which Uighur separatists call East Turkestan.

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