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Two plane hijackers 'beaten to death by passengers' in China
News.com.au ^ | July 04, 2012 12:00AM

Posted on 07/03/2012 11:19:42 AM PDT by null and void

Two men who allegedly hijacked a Tianjin Air plane in China have died from injuries sustained during a fight.

TWO men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China were beaten to death by passengers and crew.

The men were part of a six-strong gang involved in the foiled hijack of a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for the regional capital of Urumqi last Friday.

Just minutes after the flight took off from Hetian, southwest Xinjiang, the men, all aged between 20 and 36, stood up and announced their plans to terrified passengers.

The gang reportedly broke a pair of aluminium crutches and used them to attack passengers while attempting to break into the cockpit, Hou Hanmin, a regional government spokeswoman said.

They were tackled by police and passengers who tied them up with belts before the plane, carrying 101 people, returned to the airport safely just 22 minutes later.

The men were reported to be Uighurs, the local Muslim ethnic minority. There have been clashes between authorities and Uighurs resentful of government controls over their religion and culture.

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the German-based World Uyghur Congress which campaigns for Uighurs’ rights, said that it wasn’t a hijacking attempt, rather an in-flight brawl over a seat dispute.

“We warn China not to use this incident as another excuse for crackdown,” he said in an emailed statement.

Two more suspects are reportedly being treated in hospital after mutilating themselves.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: airlines; china; hijackera; muslims

1 posted on 07/03/2012 11:19:49 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

Hijacking an airline would be virtually impossible in a post 9-11 world, especially if the terrorists are of the muslim persuasion. The passengers will know what is coming if the would be terrorists aren’t taken out...


2 posted on 07/03/2012 11:31:05 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: null and void

First time to see that cartoon, EXCELLENT!


3 posted on 07/03/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: null and void
The men were reported to be Uighurs, the local Muslim ethnic minority.

Shocking! Not...

4 posted on 07/03/2012 11:32:11 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: null and void

Mark Steyn will be deeply saddened........


5 posted on 07/03/2012 11:33:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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re: “Dilxat Raxit, ‘We warn China not to use this incident as another excuse for crackdown,’ he said in an emailed statement.”

What a maroon! Good for China and their people on this one. I wonder what would happen legally to the passengers here in the U.S. if we did the same to the hijackers?

Right after 9/11 I don’t think anything would have happened, but now?? After three and a half years of the Obama regime?? If the hijackers were not only Muslim, but black??


6 posted on 07/03/2012 11:37:51 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: null and void

Am I the only one who doesn’t believe that the two survivors mutilated themselves?


7 posted on 07/03/2012 11:41:06 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Envisioning
Yes, I saw that. It was unexpected...
8 posted on 07/03/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1259 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Poser

Yes, as a matter of fact, you are.

};^P>


9 posted on 07/03/2012 11:42:43 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1259 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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>> The men were reported to be Uighurs, the local Muslim ethnic minority.

I wonder about the race.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 11:46:50 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Envisioning

And I thought Islam was a Peaceful Religon!!!

Guess Jorge El Segundo had it wrong!! Guess Barack HUSSEIN Obama is just your typical all-around American guy.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 11:47:17 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: null and void

Everybody was kung-fu fighting...


12 posted on 07/03/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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I always like a story with a happy ending


13 posted on 07/03/2012 11:57:43 AM PDT by chuckee
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“Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the German-based World Uyghur Congress which campaigns for Uighurs’ rights, said that it wasn’t a hijacking attempt, rather an in-flight brawl over a seat dispute”.

What they fail to mention is that the disputed seat they wanted to sit in was the pilot’s seat.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 12:02:16 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: null and void

Good for them.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 12:10:10 PM PDT by Gamecock (I worked out with a dumbbell yesterday and I feel vigorous!)
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... so there are Chinese Amish, too? 8-)

16 posted on 07/03/2012 12:15:50 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

I still stand by my prediction that one of these “dry runs” they keep attempting is gonna end with a plane landing with at least one dead Muslim aboard.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gene Eric
I wonder about the race.

Uighurs are Asians; they are related to Mongols and Turks. Link.

18 posted on 07/03/2012 12:24:39 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: rusty schucklefurd

They would be Holder’s people and therefore intimidating and killing whitey on his airplane would be okay! The would be no prosecution.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 12:32:59 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

They would be Holder’s people and therefore intimidating and killing whitey on his airplane would be okay! The would be no prosecution.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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I’m truly surprised they were all still on board when the plane landed.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 1:35:44 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Edward Teach
“Everybody was kung-fu fighting...”

I'm happy to reveal, for the first time, here on FR, that this is why they “really” invented “Autopilot” systems.

“beaten to death by passengers and “crew””.

Ya wake up and wonder what kind of a day it'll be.....then one reads something like this.....awesome.

One question....where all of the hijacker’s aphrodisiacal parts of their bodies still intact? The Chinese are big on potency.

22 posted on 07/03/2012 3:06:20 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: null and void
The Chinese show the proper way to treat Muslim Hijackers or Hijackers in general.
23 posted on 07/03/2012 3:09:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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