When analysing the goals of the Islamic State, one finds their targets are suspiciously the same enemies of the American and Zionists (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq & Iran). Washington is now in the plans to promote their new Eurasian ‘demographic model’, which involves the fragmentation of Putin’s Russia. The goal here is promote nationalism amongst Russia’s Muslim minority areas, such as Chechnya, Dagestan, and the rest of the 20 million Muslims who currently reside in Russia among the Urals and Volga. The demographic model doesn’t necessarily stop at Russia, as China is now too a target through their Sunni minority, the Uighurs.
The Uighurs are a Turkic-Mongol people, and currently reside in their ancestral homeland which is now part of the modern Xinjiang province in the People’s Republic of China. They roughly amount to about 10 million, and occupy a province which stretches over 1.6 million square KMs. This stretch of land is rich in oil, natural gas, and uranium deposits, so it is a region of great geostrategic importance in the heart of Central Asia. The Mongol Uighurs, who share a common heritage with modern Turks, position themselves culturally and religiously with the Muslims of Central Asia, and adhere to an Islamic lifestyle which they identify strongly with.
July 4th, 2014, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi , essentially declared war against China, by including Xinjiang in the map of the Islamic State’s plans for expansion. He had named the province ‘Al Baghdadi China’, and along with India, declared China a state that oppresses Muslims.
Since these revelations, thousands of Uighur’s have been quick to join the ranks of the Islamic State, fighting on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. At the same time, terrorists attack by Islamic Uighur nationals have intensified China, but Beijing has a policy of keeping these attacks away from the spotlight.
China’s foreign policy is based on the doctrine of non-military intervention in the internal affairs of other states. Beijing however, under continued pressure from Islamic State, may be forced to intervene in the Middle Easter if ISIS continues to threaten their vital interests in Xinjiang. The Uighurs fighting with ISIS receive excellent education abroad, are building a vast network between various Muslim terror groups in Central Asia, while having the logistical and ideological support from Muslim fundamentalists in the Middle East.
If China is forced to intervene in the Middle East, ethnic-religious riots could have destabilising effects on Chinese territory, and also impact China’s territorial disputes with their neighbouring states. Meanwhile, the Americans are able to continue their empire building, while the world’s latest emerging super power is occupied with problems of on the home front. Both China and Russia are rivals of the United States, and coincidently, find themselves on the target list of ISIS, along with the rest of the American/Zionist enemy states in the Middle East.