Skip to comments.Chinese Man Runs Amok at Saudi Airport
Posted on 12/01/2012 11:39:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
A Chinese man ran amok and attacked employees and a mosque at Riyadh international airport in Saudi Arabia after he missed his flight home.
The man, who arrived late at the airport, was told by airline staff that the aircraft had already taken off and that he must rebook his flight.
He instantly went mad and attacked the airline staff with his jacket and bag he then went into the airport mosque and began spitting, Sabq newspaper said.
Some passengers at the airport who saw the man insulting the mosque grabbed him out and gave him a good smack before airport security came and arrested him.
I hope the ‘smacking’ part gets a lot of press in China.
Blame Fodor’s. When you miss a plane in a Muslim nation, in Chapter 2... it says, “Go spit in the mosque.”
Too bad they didn’t serve ice cream there.
He could have turned 42 cones upside down on the mosque floor.
BTW - How did they know the mosque was “insulted?” Did they ask it?
Soon it will be said, “Chinese man lost his head over a missed flight”.
Slowly, I think the word is getting out that if you act like a dork in an airport or on a plane, you are going to get thumped. The typical air traveler is fine with this, and will likely lend a hand when it is thumping time.
I read one suggestion that airlines could install titanium “floor coffins”, so that a troublemaker could be put in the box, and the lid locked, until landing. Then the entire box could be hefted from the floor and replaced with an empty.
Some nice person observed that it would be the humanitarian thing to put some air holes in the coffin.
Was there a fire drill?
They had a suspicion when the mosque said, “I’m rubber and you’re glue...”
an interesting point is that the clash between Islam and China is going to heat up. It is inevitable...
Some Muslim on Chinaman action!! Kind of joking I respect the Chinese capabilities but not any one who buys in the Islamic false prophet
I have my doubts. The Chinese aren't gonna bother Islam as a whole. Their whole philosophy appears to be "don't bug me and I'll return the favor". They seem to get along with the troglodyte Pakistanis on their border, who haven't (even though they'd probably like to) shipped small arms to their co-religionists in Chinese-run East Turkistan (Xinjiang), who are staging an insurgency using weapons like axes and knives.
East Turkestan is the fire that I was thinking would start the conflict. With this, the rest of the turkic peoples would be involved.
I think the issue with this is that Arab donors - who are wealthy thanks to oil deposits - are mainly willing to fund insurgencies involving Arabs. Based on the intensity of the Iraqi insurgency (1/10 of Vietnam, but serious compared to what you get from the typical Muslim country), and our 4400 dead there, I'd say they got a ton of money from Arabs. Compare that with Afghanistan, where seasoned Pathan warriors who enjoy fighting have inflicted half as many casualties against our troops over a longer period of time. Bottom line is that without Arab money, an East Turkistan revolt is a minor irritant for China.
The problem for China's Turks is that they look distinct from the Chinese and can't really blend in, which is important for sizing up potential targets and getting weapons in. The Chinese also have this practical approach to extinguishing security threats by implementing collective punishment in ways that involve imprisonment and/or execution of male relatives. In a majority Muslim and religiously pious country like Egypt, collective punishment against Islamists can lead to a national insurrection. In China, the majority Chinese public is critical of the government for being too soft on the rebels.
Bottom line is that China is not Thailand, and will employ every measure up to and including expelling the Uighurs to keep East Turkistan. Because the situation there is such a mismatch in terms of manpower and resources, I seriously doubt that any critical mass of Uighurs will stage some kind of mass revolt - it's a forlorn hope with no prospect of success. I think there are two situations in which the Uighurs have a hope of getting out of the Chinese empire: (1) another Chinese civil war involving multiple protagonists breaks out and the carnage is significant or (2) China mounts a Japanese-style invasion of its neighbors, is beaten back and partitioned. Given the low likelihood of either of these events, I'm not holding my breath.
In your list, 2 seems unlikely, but perhaps 1 is an outside chance.
The problem for the Uighurs is that they are outnumbered 150 to 1. If a 4 way civil war breaks out among the Chinese, the Uighurs are still - on average - outnumbered almost 40 to 1. And the Chinese faction that controls East Turkistan would be more strapped for financing than the current unitary government and therefore inclined to carry out savage reprisals against any Uighur attempt to rebel, due to that faction's existential need for the funds to be derived from extracting the province's mineral resources. IMO, the best deal they can get is to be incorporated into that faction's forces, which is pretty much what they've done in prior civil wars. Long term, I don't think they can escape assimilation.