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  • Violence in China's Xinjiang region leaves 15 dead (Islam)

    07/31/2011 11:45:27 AM PDT · by americanophile · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2011 | Keith B. Richburg
    BEIJING – Weekend violence in China’s restive Xinjiang region left as many as 15 people dead, including three killed during or after a bombing attack Sunday afternoon and four attackers shot dead an hour later by Chinese security forces, according to official news agency accounts and residents reached by telephone. The Sunday violence follows an incident reported late Saturday, when two bombs exploded, and two assailants reportedly hijacked a truck, stabbing the driver and ramming the vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians, killing seven people and injuring 22. The crowd reportedly killed one of the hijackers. The violence occurred in...
  • Norway arrests 3 in Al-Queda linked bomb plot.

    07/08/2010 10:39:51 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | July 8, 2010 | foxnews.com
    Three suspected Al Qaeda members were arrested Thursday morning in what Norwegian and U.S. officials said was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans in New York and England. The three men, whose names were not released, had been under surveillance for more than a year. Two of the men were arrested in Norway and one in Germany, according to Janne Kristiansen, head of Norway's Police Security Service. She declined to give further details of the locations. Kristiansen said one of the men was a 39-year-old Norwegian of Uighur origin, who had lived in Norway since 1999. The other suspects...
  • "Criminal Gangs," i.e. Misunderstanders of Islam, Murder Seven in China

    08/19/2010 2:47:18 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    (OUTLOOK INDIA) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | August 19, 2010 1:45 AM | Posted by Robert
    SNIPPET: "Renewed violence struck China's restive Xinjiang province when seven people were killed and fourteen wounded in a suspected bomb attack today, local officials said. The explosion took place on a three wheeled vehicle in Aksu city and the local officials blamed the blast on "criminal gangs", an abbreviation used by authorities for Muslim separatists." SNIPPET: "Xinjiang has been beset by ethnic conflict and separatist violence for the past few years and last summer witnessed bloody clashes between the Uighurs, the largely Muslim ethnic group and the majority Han Chinese settlers which left 197 people dead." SNIPPET: "The provincial Governor...
  • Thousands of Chinese troops pour into Urumqi to end unrest

    07/08/2009 8:37:02 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies · 466+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/8/2009 | Peter Foster in Urumqi
    From early morning, convoys of khaki trucks carrying paramilitary riot police rumbled into Urumqi. The troop carriers, interspersed with armoured personnel carriers, water cannons and multiple tear-gas launchers, disgorged their cargoes into the streets around Urumqi's People's Square, fanning rapidly out across the city centre. After Tuesday's chaotic scenes, where the Chinese authorities appeared to be taken by surprise when a 10,000-strong mob of Han Chinese took to the streets with axes, staves and knives, this was an unequivocal reassertion of the controlling power of state. As soon as curfew was lifted at 8am, the streets reverberated to the tramp...
  • Some highlights of Islamofascism "news" (July 7, 2009)

    07/07/2009 3:11:43 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies · 503+ views
    Geert Wilders’ Speech in CopenhagenGates of Vienna, 15 June 2009...The problem is that the injunctions in the Koran are not restricted to time or place. Rather, they apply to all Muslims, in any period. Another problem is that Muslims also regard the Koran as the word of Allah. Which means that the Koran is immune from criticism.Apart from the Koran, there is also the life of Muhammad, who fought in dozens of wars and was in the habit of decapitating Jews with his own sword. The problem here is that, to Muslims, Muhammad is ‘the perfect man’, whose life is...
  • 2ND LD: Uyghur residents confront police in fresh Urumqi clash+

    07/06/2009 10:14:06 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 487+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2009 | N/A
    Several hundred Uyghur residents clashed with armed police forces in Urumqi on Tuesday, two days after bloody riots in the capital of China's Xinjiang region that state media said left at least 156 people dead and led to the arrests of over 1,400 people. In the latest clash, the residents called for the release of relatives and others who were detained in connection with Sunday's riots, believed to be the biggest ethnic unrest acknowledged by Chinese authorities since communist China was founded in 1949. Police have arrested 1,434 people in connection with the riots, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported...
  • Freed From Guantánamo, Uighur Muslims Bask in Bermuda

    06/14/2009 6:26:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 847+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2009 | Erik Eckholm
    ST. GEORGE, Bermuda — Almost exactly seven years after arriving at Guantánamo in chains as accused enemy combatants, and four days after their surprise predawn flight to Bermuda, four Uighur Muslim men basked in their new-found freedom here, grateful for the handshakes many residents have offered and marveling at the serene beauty of this tidy, postcard island. In newly purchased polo shirts and chinos, the four husky men, members of a restive ethnic minority from western China, might blend in except for their scruffy beards. Smelling hibiscus flowers, luxuriating in the freedom to drift through scenic streets and harbors, they...
  • GITMO Better Than China Say Terrorists

    06/13/2009 8:32:11 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 485+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 06/13/2009 | Catherine Herridge
    The four of the Chinese Muslims, or Uighurs, released to Bermuda from the Guantanamo Bay prison told FOX News that they are innocent, glad to be free and hold no grudges against the United States for their captivity. The men, who range from 31 to 38 years old, also said they think life in China, where they face persecution, is worse than life at Guantanamo. With the help of a translator, they said they didn't know anything about Al Qaeda or Usama bin Laden, despite past allegations that they had aided the terror mastermind's escape.
  • Get Ready for the Uighers

    05/01/2009 12:03:55 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 12 replies · 619+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 05/01/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The Uighers are a group of Chinese separatists that often resort to violency in their goal of breaking their own traditional ethnicity and freeing it from the rest of China. In GITMO, there are a group of seventeen Uighers. Last year, the Pentagon decided to change their status from "enemy combatant". The reasoning behind this was that the Uighers beef was with China not the U.S. The reasoning was rather dubious. These particular Uighers were picked up in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some of them were picked up on the battlefield fighting American forces. Furthermore, these Uighers were known to...
  • Year of the Pig sparks porkies('Multicultural' China cuts images to avoid offending Muslim minority)

    02/04/2007 12:35:31 AM PST · by Int · 85 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 01, 2007 09:36am | Rowan Callick
    ON February 18, the Chinese world will usher in the new year of an animal, but its identity will be suppressed. A billion people will view China's - and the world's - most-watched annual television show, the Chinese New Year's Eve variety spectacular, but the viewers will be no wiser as to which animal is involved. The Chinese Government has decreed that the Year of the Pig will be celebrated with the least possible offence to the country's 21 million Muslims, for whom the porker is a dirty, offensive animal whose flesh must not be eaten. So this year, China...