Skip to comments.Riot hits China's Xinjiang region capital - Xinhua
Posted on 07/05/2009 9:22:50 AM PDT by george76
Rioters in China's far west Xinjiang region burned vehicles and blocked traffic in the regional capital Urumqi, and police rushed to the scene to impose order, the state news agency reported on Sunday.
Restive Xinjiang is divided between the largely Muslim Uighur people and Han Chinese...
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China’s mainly Muslim northwest region of Xinjiang
It will be interesting to see how the Chinese deal with “restive” Muslims.
Why is this not a bigger story?
Looks like the Chinese want to secure their internal energy reserves.
Yeah,it would. But we won't. They still control "the story" pretty well, especially out there in "restive" areas.
I don’t think they’ll ship them to Bermuda.
It's not like China allows free access to its interior to foreign news services.
Looking at a Times of India story: "He said the tensions were sparked by a recent violent dispute at a toy factory between Chinese and Uighurs sparked by a rumour that Uighurs had abused a Chinese woman".
They found out some of their muslim brothers are enjoying the Bahamas and Palau on the US taxpayers money and they want to be a part of it as well.
Their hoping the Beijing boys send them to Gitmo so they can get free laptops, cable tv and a chance to win a life time paid vacation on the good old USA.
You must join jihad in order to participate.
“Why is this not a bigger story?”
Because it involves muslims and doesn’t involve BHO.
Oh yea. The fact that it is China might have something to do with it.
Can’t be truthful...Muslims are peaceful. That’s what our press tell us. It’s gotta be true...
It’s an interesting region. It borders former Soviet Kazakistan to the west, and it’s got Pakistan and Afghanistan to the south. The Chinese need to keep a lid on things, because a full-blown jihad might get outside support and get really nasty.
They will deal with them the same way they did the Tibetans. Sometimes however, I begin to think that China may have it right.
those wascally weejers again!
Move along folks, no threat. The GITMO weejers we taxpayers are supporting in Bermuda are working on their tans and have no aspirations to jihad...
ChiComs vs Islamics.....hard to root for either....
Can you imagine the predicament of the Left if the Chinese really got into an internal civil war with their Muslims? How could they condemn the ChiComs?
The media would just ignore it.
I'm not sure 'interesting' is the right word. Think of how a large ant coloney deals with an invading small group of foreign ants. They are each one ripped to shreds by the army ants, and devowered by the worker ants, and remaining exoskeleton parts are used by the drones to shore up the coloney. It's been about 500 years since the Han took any crap from anyone else in China. Bad timing, Muzzies.
That is Chinese occupied East Turkestan or Uyghurstan. This is not really a religious thing. The ChiComs are pursuing a policy of displacement in its occupied non-Han areas including Tibet, East Turkestan, Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, the Zhuang in Guangxi, etc. (For a full list see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_groups_in_China )
If this were an issue of religion than the Muslim Hui, who are Chinese, would also be rebelling.
Same way they did Napal, they will shoot them and try to destroy their culture and religion. (good luck)
Glad to see the moosies giving fits to the chi-coms too.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch.
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