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  • Amnesty slams China for Uighur crackdown three years after riots

    07/05/2012 12:03:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 5, 2012 2:15am EDT | (Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Ron Popeski)
    China has detained and intimidated dozens of ethnic Uighurs in the far western region of Xinjiang for speaking out on rights abuses following riots in the regional capital three years ago, Amnesty International said. In July 2009, the capital city of Urumqi was rocked by violence between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs that killed nearly 200 people. Many of the Muslim Uighurs, who speak a Turkic language and call Xinjiang home, chafe at Beijing's rule. Since then, China has executed nine people it accused of instigating the riots, detained and prosecuted hundreds and ramped up spending on security, according...
  • China Points to Pakistan in Xinjiang Attack

    08/01/2011 12:41:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 2, 2011 | Jason Dean
    China pointed a finger at Pakistan, one of its closest foreign partners, as it blamed one of two deadly attacks over the weekend in the northwestern Xinjiang region on Muslim extremists trained across the Pakistani border.‬ Police also "executed on the spot" two more suspected attackers in the city of Kashgar, according to a local government statement, while paramilitary police with shotguns and automatic weapons patrolled the streets to prevent further unrest. Local authorities said 20 people were killed in all in the attacks by knife-wielding members of the Uighur ethnic minority on Saturday and Sunday in the second week...
  • Abu Yahya al-Libi on East Turkestan

    10/16/2009 12:33:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 279+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "New Abu Yahya al-Libi video released on 6 OCT I havent had a chance to blog for awhile so I thought Id go through the transcript line-by-line, pulling out anything that I find of note, and then annotate as I go through it. One quick note: Abu Yahya is no longer wearing his pinky ring, the one that hes been wearing since late 2005 this is the first video that I havent seen it (although it may just be at the shop getting cleaned) heres a screen cap:" SNIPPET: "Wow, could I be any more right...
  • Al-Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" Calls on Muslims to Join Uighur Jihad against China

    08/31/2009 3:22:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 829+ views
    THE MEMRI BLOG.org ^ | Posted August 31, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following SNIPPET is a quote: Al-Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" Calls on Muslims to Join Uighur Jihad against China On August 22, 2009, the media division of Al-Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" organization (ISI) released the sixth video in its "Knights of Martyrdom" series, which celebrates jihadists killed in the war in Iraq. This time, the video was dedicated to the Muslims of East Turkestan, i.e. the Uighurs of China's Xinjiang Province. The clashes that took place in Urumchi in July between Uighurs and the Chinese authorities and other Han Chinese elicited a large wave of popular support...
  • China Update:129 Dead in Muslim Riots

    07/05/2009 10:43:01 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 16 replies · 694+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | July 5Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Here is the latest update on the "Muslims Rioting in China" article. China state media says 129 killed in riots in west BEIJING Chinese state media says that 129 people have been killed and more than 800 hurt in violence in the country's western Xinjiang region.
  • China: Photos of Uyghur Riots in Urumqi, Xinjiang (city on fire)

    07/06/2009 5:18:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 67 replies · 6,376+ views
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  • Anti-China protest targets Olympic torch ceremony

    04/04/2008 9:23:10 AM PDT · by fishhound · 10 replies · 82+ views
    ISTANBUL: The police detained at least six Uighur Muslims on Thursday at an anti-China protest during the Olympic torch ceremony near one of Turkey's most famous tourist destinations. The demonstrators were detained after they broke away from a larger group of protesters and shouted slogans just feet away from Tugba Karademir, a Turkish figure skater and Olympic athlete who had just started to run with the torch through the city. About 200 Uighur Muslims had converged ahead of the ceremony near Istanbul's Blue Mosque and the domed Haghia Sofia church. The Olympic flame is on a global tour before the...
  • China Out Of Iraq!

    03/09/2008 1:41:55 PM PDT · by jdm · 5 replies · 528+ views
    Ace Of Spades ^ | March 09, 2008 | Staff
    Having troops in Iraq or being strong supporters of Israel are the only reasons Islamic terrorists attack people, right? So, how exactly do Democrats and other assorted morons explain this? Wang Lequan, the top Communist Party official in the far western region of Xinjiang, said materials seized in a Jan. 27 raid in the regional capital, Urumqi, suggested the plotters' planned "specifically to sabotage the staging of the Beijing Olympics." Wang said the group had been trained by and was following the orders of a Uighur separatist group based in Pakistan and Afghanistan called the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or...
  • Uighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government (Uighur Jihad against China)

    09/30/2005 6:11:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 1,797+ views
    Daily China ^ | 09/30/05
    Uighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government (Uighur Jihad against China)/begin my translationUighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government09/30/05 The members of 'East Turkestan Liberation Organization(ETLO)' making the declaration via a video (from BBC) 'East Turkestan Liberation Organization(ETLO)', a radical Uighur organization, declared publicly war against Chinese government for the first time, via videotaped statements, BBC reported on Sept. 30th (in its Chinese edition.)According to BBC, 'East Turkestan Information Center' located in Munich, Germany, provided the link to the web site containing this video(made by Tianshan branch of ETLO), and apparently it was announced via overseas Wanwei free server, fhreactor.com.In...
  • China urges US to help supress separatists

    04/08/2003 6:05:34 PM PDT · by maui_hawaii · 24 replies · 130+ views
    China wants more US help in fighting Muslim separatists in its northwestern Xinjiang region. The request from China's police minister wasa made to the US ambassador to Beijing. Xinhua news agency says the matter was discussed in a meeting between Zhou Yongkang and Ambassador Clark Randt. Mr Zhou says China hopes the United States will provide more substantial cooperation in helping China to crack down on the East Turkestan terrorist force. East Turkestan is the name that separatists use for the Xinjiang region, which is predominantly Muslim and home to large numbers of Turkic-speaking Uighurs. The United States needs China...