Beijing Olympics ‘Face Terrorism Threat’ – Christopher Bodeen

China’s Public Security Minister has said that terrorism poses the biggest threat to the 2008 Olympics:

Experts say the terrorist threat to the Aug. 8-24, 2008, Olympics is relatively low, but they warn that Beijing faces a growing threat from Islamic separatists among the Uighur population in the western region of Xinjiang.

However, only one or two terrorist groups are capable of attacks in northeast Asia, and their ability to operate within China’s tightly controlled society is very limited, said Rohan Gunaratna, author of “Inside al-Qaida ” Global Network of Terror.” [Full text]

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