Skip to comments.China demolishes mosque over Olympic row
Posted on 06/23/2008 7:44:38 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
BEIJING: Chinese authorities in Xinjiang have demolished a mosque for refusing to put up signs in support of this August's Beijing Olympics, an exiled group said on Monday.
The mosque was in Kalpin county near Aksu city in Xinjiang's rugged southwest, the World Uyghur Congress said.
"China is forcing mosques in East Turkistan to publicise the Beijing Olympics to get the Uighur people to support the Games (but) this has been resisted by the Uighurs," World Uyghur Congress spokesman Dilxat Raxit said in an email.
Beijing says al-Qaida is working with militants in Xinjiang to use terror to establish an independent state called East Turkistan. Oil-rich Xinjiang is home to 8 million Turkic-speaking Uighurs, many of whom resent the growing economic and cultural influence of the Han Chinese.
Dilxat Raxit added that the mosque, which had been renovated in 1998, was accused of illegally renovating the structure, carrying out illegal religious activities and illegally storing copies of the Muslim holy book the Koran.
The Olympic torch relay passed through Xinjiang last week under tight security.
In honor of this action, I am ordering General Tso’s chicken and having it delivered so I don’t have to pay for gas. I will still skimp on the tip in honor of Tiananin Square, however.
No good guys in this fight. I suggest they settle their differences with nuclear grenades. I’d bet on on the Chinese shotput team, but they will most likely be the second ones to die - about 3 micro-seconds after the first bunch to die.
Now that’s not too politically correct! Can you imaging that happening in Denmark.
Way to go to the Chinese for showing the world what they think about the Islam.
“Beijing says al-Qaida is working with militants in Xinjiang to use terror to establish an independent state called East Turkistan.”
Seems a bit far fetched to me. Uighurs seem to be a plain farming people loosly tied to Islam mixed with Shamanism and folk lore.
Heh heh heh... watching communists and muslims duke it out is fun.
LOL - that rocked!
“LOL” shouldn’t that be ROR???????????????
“LOL” shouldn’t that be ROR???????????????
Sorry for the double post
This should be predictable from the arab and islamic street:
They’ll burn down embassies and demand UN action human rights inquires and death sentences for european cartoonists who draw pictures of Mohammed.
But I bet because China helps prop up so many islamic hellholes like Sudan and Iran, you won’t even hear a pep out of the usual perpetually outraged like Iran, Saudi Arabia, or Pakistan.
There are all different kinds of "hits".
Well understandable since they weren’t supporting the olympics. Now if they were using the mosques to support terrorism, sedition, and the ultimate destruction of the host country, then you must under no circumstances lift a finger against them.
Good for them.
quote of the day
It’s tough to choose the bad guy in this, but the Chinese recently killed a Cathilic Bishop in custody, so I have no choice but to think of the Chinese Gov’t as the more evil of the two.
“Orympic?” I thought you say “arimpdick”. I was gone kill you after I kill doctor who leak medical record.
“raff...raff...go head...funeee....Me stirr so ronery...”
The world used to know that about us.
I thought we only went scorched earth against other Americans (including native Americans).
They darn well better react to this at least as vigorously as they did against the Danes.
After all, this was a government act; printing cartoons in a newspaper wasn’t.
I’ll root for both sides, until they have exhausted themselves.
The danger of taking Stalin's approach to the start of WWII, is that you can be caught off guard when one side decides to strike you.
Got me giggling, now. ;D
I’m in full agreement. One thing I admire about the Chinese government is that they don’t care about the sensibilities of those they know are not friendly to their interests in any respect.
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