Skip to comments.the biggest muslim city in china: Urumchi,have your heard about it?
Posted on 02/16/2008 12:06:44 AM PST by badguy2200
some photos abt the biggest muslim city in china: Urumchi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Looks like Denver.
USA has many allies in the Muslim world..... Jordan, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, and as much as many of you don't want to admit it, Saudi Arabia.
What does bother me about Islam is the subjugation of women and the institution of Sharia law. Laws should not be based on religious text.
Moreover, I don't think women should be draped from head to toe. I like seeing women in miniskirts. However, if you travel to Dubai, Kuwait, Amman, or Cairo,(just to name a few) you will see exactly that.
So I do not belive that we are, or should be, at war with Islam. I do believe that we should be at war with terrorism. That's a whole 'nuther post though.
Welcome to FreeRepublic.com badguy2200.
I went to Urumchi in 1987. It looked absolutely nothing like the photos you’ve posted. Amazing!
Urumqi (it’s usual Pinyin spelling) is a beautiful, wonderful city. It has a strong Mongolian flavor but still Chinese. Right up against the mountains.
There isn’t really a radical islam problem in China; they know how to handle that kind of thing. Religions are allowed in China - you see mosques, synagogues, churches, and temples. And it has the largest mosque in all of China!
I see the statue.
Who is it supposed to represent?
(Sorry I can’t quite make out the face.)
great pix. bkmark.
This is the province formerly transliterated as Sinkiang, correct? The first major trading country west of China on the Old Silk Road?
Except for religion of course, are there inherently compatible bonds between Islam and Communism not present between Christianity and Communism?
Reasons I ask: Many of the Middle East nations that had strong ties with the former USSR had strong socialist elements. Also, many of the old Soviet Republics were predominately Muslim.
Yes and its more like Red Chinese occupied East Turkestan.
I do hate and despise repressive, autocratic, delusional, hateful belief systems that seek to subjugate the world and think of themselves as the unquestioned heirs to all of creation. If such a belief system is also characterized by a hatred of women, Jews, Christians, Buddhists and non-believers, all representational art, finds itself blowing up things because "allah told me to do it" and spews hatred to its own children and calls it education, I find that particularly reprehensible. Finally if such a belief system is populated with a core of 80%-90% supposedly decent people who say nothing about the small extremist fringe that behave like this, why that is something I find particularly reprehensible.
But I've got nothing against islam.
It is advanced because the CHICOMS do not allow the Sharia Law to rule this Muslim society.
There is strict separation of Mosque and State.
Otherwise this city would be a typical Third World Sewer as is so much of the Islamic Middle East and Asia.
There is a lesson here for the USA....
I was deployed to Uzbekistan in 2004, visited Samarqand twice. A fascinating part of the world, pretty much cut off from the outside until recently. Uzbeks proudly told me of their cultural connection with Turkey and with Uighur people.
For a treat, go to youtube.com and input “Three Uyghur Girls from Uzbekistan”. They sing their number with Urumqi in the background.
>>are there inherently compatible bonds between Islam and
>>Communism not present between Christianity and Communism?
Based on my knowledge of both Islam and Communism, I would say no, not necessarily.
You are correct, however, that most states with majority Muslim populations are socialist.
I attribute it to the fact that most of these states were premodern in terms of culture, economic organization, and infrastructure. A point made by many historians is that socialism is a modernizing force that attempts to rationalize or manage the transition to a modern society.
The problem, as Friedrich Hayek argued, is that change can’t reliably be managed or rationalized. A reasonably free market allows decision-making to be decentralized, and so mistakes in judgment are corrected much more quickly than in a system of central planning.
Your sentiments are those of the majority. The majority of westerners are not informed about their own history due to the lack of adequate historical programming on TV. If you could read a few good books, or rent a few informative videos about the history of ISLAMIC CONQUEST then we might all be safer.
As long as the past is forgotten and ignored, the future is a replay- a Tivo of the same old same old story of ISLAMIC CONQUEST.
What's so hard to understand about the Turks in Europe, the Moors in Spain and the advantages of a Christian culture over that of the suicidal islamic death cult?
Millions live under the umbrellas of Christianity and Isalm, respectively. Which would you choose if the sword was at your neck and you had no gun?
The soft-sell by liberals and the vanguard of Islam is the Rodney King "can't we all get along" mantra.
Check out the state of affairs in Britain. Those poor bastards are due for serious blood-letting due to their capitulation to "peace at any price".
England we see in old movies is dead. All that is left is the husk of impotent losers, lining up for their daily spanking at the hands of petty bureaucrats and policemen.
yes,it was spelled as” Sinkiang” before PRC was founded.
sometimes somebody calls it “Eastern Turkistan” or “Chinese Turkistan”.
But Turkish-speaking people came here just after 500 AD .
Before 500 AD,Han-Chinese had lived here for almost 700 years.
The great Chinese adventurer,Zhang Qian,”found” the “Easter Turkistan” on about 120BC.Then on 60 BC,Chinese Han-empire set up its rule in “Eastern Turkistan”.
On about 790AD,the last Chinese city in “Eastern Turkistan” fell down.But on about 1750,Chinese Manchus-Empire came back and reconquered it.
Red China just succeeded the heritage of Imperial China in 1949.
In fact,so is the Tibet. Tibet was conquered and controled by Chinese Manchus-Empire in 17-18th century gradually.
have you seen the mountain in the background?
it is TianShan Moutain. it extended 2000 KM from Center Asia to Xinjian and its average altitude is about 5000 meters high.
Well there are also millions of Muslims in the USA as well.
It looks as though the Muslims in China have been more westernized than some of those in the USA.
I traveled through China and it looks to me that Urumchi offers more to its citizens than Bejing as far as freedom and clean air and friendly faces.
It does look like Denver, Colorado. Unfortunately, if these “Chinese” get too progressive I can see the Chinese Communist Party coming down on them faster than you can say MAO.
having lived in China for a few years post 911, I can tell you with some certainty that the Chinese government is in complete control.
Sharia law is something the muslims in this area would openly push for if A) they wanted their mosque bulldozed and B) wished to be spirited away in the night. Any hint of terrorist sympathizing would bring the same.
China don’t play. It is a model we should adopt with regards to Islam.
The Afghan bread With sesame seeds Is really really good when warm from the oven
Rational thought when discussing Muslims is not allowed on Free Republic.
The thought police will get ya
most people in the picture are non-Muslims,I think,because Northern XinJiang,including Urumchi, should be mainly populated by Mandarin-speaking Chinese.
Northern Xinjiang were mainly populated by Mongols 300 years ago. But most Mongols were massacred during Manchus empire’s conquer in mid-18 century.Then it became mainly populated by Mandarin-speaking Chinese.
Turkish-speaking people mostly live in Southern Xinjiang.
Well, that kind of association is a stretch of generalisation. Look at South America, or even the former Soviet republics, including Russia. These were places where Communism originated, at the grassroots-level.
Besides, Saudi Arabia was quite anti-USSR.
Supporting or not supporting Communism boils down to the interests of the key authority in power, in the country in question.
The problem in Europe is the declining birth rate, and the influx of Muslims to make up for it. This is what will lead to Sharia Law in Europe, unless one of those two things changes. Whatever I say about Muslims being "okay", I cannot tolerate Sharia Law.
Sinkiang was known as the East Turkistan Republic, a breakaway from China in the mid-30’s through 1949, when the Chinese Communists steamrolled the corrupt government’s Army...
This actually happened TWICE, with the first being defeated in 1934.
And don’t believe the propoganda, China has had MANY problems with the Muslems in this region over the years, and cracks down HARSHLY whenever they rise up...
Barry will like this shift in China. Coming to a country near you soon.
Then you should have nothing against Barry Obama. Now, go vote.
"I do hate and despise repressive, autocratic, delusional, hateful belief systems ..."
It's awkward to quote oneself but I did say the above and I believe that must necessarily include the democrat party and it's platform so, no, I won't be voting for hillarama, whichever one gets the party nod.
I’ve been following the developments in China and I see a tilt towards democracy. One important influence is Hong Kong, which has held onto its freedom and exported to the PRC.
Another major influence has been Christianity. Today there are millions more Christians than Communists. Many new Christians do not belong to “official” churches that are controlled by the government, but belong instead to “home” churches that meet in homes, caves, and so forth. It is estimated that Christians in China number about 150 million. Experts estimate that by 2050 China will be a majority Christian nation.
Here is a blog article I did on China. We may see the fall of the CHICOMs within the next ten years and a return to power of the Chinese Nationalists who have a viable party structure on Taiwan and who favor Christianity and democracy.
What’s your opinion? I know you have said the CHICOMs are pretty much in control, but what about the views of the average Chinese? I’ve met a few Chinese businessmen in this country who wish the CHICOMS would disappear...”Very bad for business” said one Chinese guy.
Urumqi (pictured above) is a CHINESE city (majority Han Chinese), not muslim. It’s an oasis admist the muslim cesspool.
And just think what would have happened in the history of the world had the fat Friar the Pope sent along with Marco Polo and his uncles actually made it to Ghengis Khan, as the Khan requested, and converted him to Christianity?
I think the Friar chickened out on the trip somewhere in Eastern Turkey.
“Urumqi (pictured above) is a CHINESE city (majority Han Chinese), not muslim. Its an oasis admist the muslim cesspool.”
Dude, can you say something Freepers like to hear? Such as China is going to collapse, China is an evil empire, the Chinese are a bunch of evil horde and etc..:)
The Chinese are not evil, but the Leftards and Muzzies certainly are, as is well known and documented.
Freepers are the salt of the earth and hope of mankind.