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China demolishes mosque over Olympic row
Times of India ^ | 24 Jun 2008, 0017 hrs IST

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: china; mosque
Hmmmm. I wonder if the Arab street will react?
1 posted on 06/23/2008 7:44:38 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


2 posted on 06/23/2008 7:48:25 PM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, study, learn, then express an opinion)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

ISRAM IRREGAL!


3 posted on 06/23/2008 7:51:38 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


4 posted on 06/23/2008 7:52:12 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 7:52:23 PM PDT by ncfool (Hopefully we will see the birth certificate. Obama the Manchurian Candidate .)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“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.


6 posted on 06/23/2008 8:01:11 PM PDT by Siberian-psycho (An oppressed class which did not try to possess arms, would deserve to be treated as slaves." Lenin)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Heh heh heh... watching communists and muslims duke it out is fun.


7 posted on 06/23/2008 8:03:06 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald

LOL - that rocked!


8 posted on 06/23/2008 8:07:21 PM PDT by MonicaG (Help Wanted: Conservative leadership '08)
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To: MonicaG

“LOL” shouldn’t that be ROR???????????????


9 posted on 06/23/2008 8:10:31 PM PDT by eeman
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To: MonicaG

“LOL” shouldn’t that be ROR???????????????


10 posted on 06/23/2008 8:10:36 PM PDT by eeman
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To: eeman

Sorry for the double post


11 posted on 06/23/2008 8:11:29 PM PDT by eeman
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To: DeaconBenjamin
The muslims will not hit China because they know the Chinese will go scorched earth if necessary.
12 posted on 06/23/2008 8:12:05 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


13 posted on 06/23/2008 8:13:22 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: ConservaTexan
The muslims will not hit China because they know the Chinese will go scorched earth if necessary.

There are all different kinds of "hits".

14 posted on 06/23/2008 8:13:55 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

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.


15 posted on 06/23/2008 8:15:58 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald
ISRAM IRREGAL!



"Who Dat Orsama Pursee?"
16 posted on 06/23/2008 8:17:55 PM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
this has been resisted by the Uighurs

Good for them.

17 posted on 06/23/2008 8:19:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Soliton

quote of the day


18 posted on 06/23/2008 8:19:41 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


19 posted on 06/23/2008 8:24:35 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: rottndog

“Orympic?” I thought you say “arimpdick”. I was gone kill you after I kill doctor who leak medical record.


20 posted on 06/23/2008 8:26:37 PM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, study, learn, then express an opinion)
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To: Soliton

“raff...raff...go head...funeee....Me stirr so ronery...”


21 posted on 06/23/2008 8:30:51 PM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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To: ConservaTexan

The world used to know that about us.


22 posted on 06/23/2008 8:42:56 PM PDT by enduserindy (232 years and now we want to blow it?)
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To: enduserindy

I thought we only went scorched earth against other Americans (including native Americans).


23 posted on 06/23/2008 8:45:01 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


24 posted on 06/23/2008 9:10:34 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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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.

25 posted on 06/23/2008 9:14:48 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Uighur please!


26 posted on 06/23/2008 9:47:09 PM PDT by Ratblaster ( Obama's house, Rezko's yard)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
In this case, IMHO, both sides already have, and have been for decades, by many & various means, so that argument is null.
27 posted on 06/23/2008 9:49:51 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: eeman

Got me giggling, now. ;D


28 posted on 06/23/2008 11:07:45 PM PDT by MonicaG (Help Wanted: Conservative leadership '08)
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To: ncfool

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.


29 posted on 06/24/2008 6:43:12 AM PDT by Niuhuru (Don't burn a bra, burn a feminist!)
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