Beijing: For the first time, the Islamic State terror group has released its propaganda song in Mandarin calling on Chinese Muslims to wage Jihad, escalating pressure on security forces battling Uyghur militants in the volatile Xinjiang province.
The four-minute song titled ‘We are Mujahid’, released on Sunday by the IS propaganda website Jihadology, contains lyrics such as “It’s our dream to die fighting on the battlefield,” “No power could stop us from moving forward,” “Pick up your weapons to revolt,” and “The shameless enemy would panic”.
The song has been released on the IS website to strengthen its presence in China by stepping up recruitment from among over 21 million of Chinese Muslims, especially after the recent killings of Chinese nationals overseas, the state-run Global Times reported. The IS website Jihadology describes itself as an “academic website that curates new primary source material from global jihadis” on its Twitter account.
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