Skip to comments.Violence erupts in China as police knock down mosque for being an 'illegal religious place'
Posted on 01/02/2012 2:12:22 PM PST by traumer
* Muslims clash with police officers in town of Hexi * Unconfirmed reports two were killed in the clashes
Fighting broke out between crowds of Muslims and police when a mosque was demolished - for being an 'illegal religious place'. Violence erupted in the town of Hexi, in China's northwest Ningxia region, after 1,000 officers arrived to help police the knocking down of the building. More than 50 protesters were injured and 100 arrested after several hundred members of China's Muslim Hui minority tried to stop the demolition.
Sources from the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy. said two people died in the clashes. An employee who answered the phone at the town police station confirmed officers had fought with protesters and said 80 people were detained, but denied any deaths. The employee added that police demolished the mosque after the violence.
The Communist government closely monitors religious activity and is said to be worried that mosques and other houses of worship might become centres for anti-government agitation.
The Hui are one of several Muslim minority groups in China. They include descendants of Muslim immigrants from Central Asia, members of China's majority Han ethnicity who converted to Islam and several other groups.
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China shows some brass ones.
Does this mean that I now have to be friendly with both Muslims and Chicoms?
The Chinese are wrong. Mosques are fortresses for plotting against the enemies of those running the mosques. They are not religious places.
What is the Chinese character for “Bush’s fault”?
This would certainly be true of islam.
I think we may have found a solution to over-population.
Forced Aborters vs. Clitorectomists:
WHOM TO ROOT FOR..?! >_<
GREAT FIGHT!!!! NEED POPCORN!
Hui translates as Hooey; Shi’ite translates as ????heads. As Confucius said, “Can’t we all just get along?” Evidently not.
“The Hui are one of several Muslim minority groups ...”
Same thing over here !
I’ve said I time and time again (though I do not recall where I first read it) “Communism is a jealous form of government. It tolerates no other loyalties except to itself.”
1.57B Muslims vs 1.3B Chinese - but I suspect more (Chinese).....
If the Muslims give the Chinese an excuse to open a can of WhupAss, the Muslims will regret it.
Yep, centers for political sedition.
Send a message to Islam. US back China in killing Muzzies. Muzzies have made too many enemies in the world for the world to care.
That said, I wonder how many Christian Churches have been treated the same without it being brought to our attention....
Having been in Northwest China (city of Urumqi in Xinjiang Province) I can vouch for the fact that the Han keep a very watchful eye and tight security lid on anything Islamic within their borders. “Tolerance” is not a major word in the PRC vocabulary.
It will be interesting to see how extremist muslims worldwide will react. They act really “brave” when it comes to throwing acid on women, killing their daughters for dishonor, or killing an artist for a cartoon...but will they have the guts to attack communist china who will actually fight back?
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