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.
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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....