Mandarin ‘Isil clip’ sparks call from China for end to ‘double standards’ on terror

A rare Isil clip of a war song in Mandarin has raised alarm in China and sparked the latest call for global powers to “abandon their double standards” towards violent unrest within its borders.

Al-Hayat media centre, the media arm of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), appears to have posted a recording online in which the slogans: “The shameless enemy would panic” and “It’s my dream to die on this battlefield” are chanted in Mandarin.

The clip appears to be professionally produced and is hauntingly catchy.

Islamic extremist material has filtered into China before, but it is usually directed towards the mainly-Muslim Uighur minority, who often speak a Turkic language and reside predominantly in the western region of Xinjiang.

  • simus1

    If the Chinese Communists hadn’t been such dicks to the Uighurs since they took over Xinjiang, their road today would be considerably smoother.
    But live and learn, the fat is in the fire now.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Why is the Chinese politburo suddenly sensitive to other nations’ double standards? They maintain absolute rule over their turf and can exercise a veto in the UN Security Council.

    • Minicapt

      As a developing nation, they are entitled to demand funding from the developed nations to fix their problems.