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  • Pakistani man gets 40 years for NYC subway terror plot

    11/27/2015 5:16:07 AM PST · by csvset · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jane Rosenberg
    A Pakistani man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a failed al Qaeda bomb plot targeting sites in Europe and the United states, including the New York City subway system. Abid Naseer, 29, is the eighth defendant to be charged in this case, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Prosecutors say the planned attack was directed and coordinated with senior Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and also involved other targets in Europe. "I know you're not what I'd say, for any lack of a better word, a 'typical' criminal. Not in any sense of the...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.” “My daughter’s...
  • Bangkok bomb: Thai authorities suspect Uighur link to Erawan shrine attack

    08/19/2015 12:39:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 18, 2015 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    Bangkok bomb: Thai authorities suspect Uighur link to Erawan shrine attack By Vasudevan Sridharan | International Business Times – 4 hours ago. Thai authorities are investigating whether Uighur militants from far-western China staged the deadly bombing in the Erawan shrine in Bangkok which killed 22 people. Amid the ongoing manhunt for the suspect who left his backpack, police said they were not ruling out any possibility including deported dozens of Uighurs to China sparking widespread criticism. "Police are not ruling out anything including (Thai) politics and the conflict of ethnic Uighurs who, before this, Thailand sent back to China," National...
  • Chinese Authorities Kill Three, Jail Two Members of Uyghur Family in ‘Anti-Terror’ Raids

    04/08/2015 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 2 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-04-07 | Joshua Lipes
    Authorities in northwest China’s restive Xinjiang region have killed three people and jailed two others from an ethnic Uyghur family during a three-month operation targeting suspected terrorists, according to state media and a relative of one of those killed. A verdict issued by the Purchaqchi township court in Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) prefecture’s Hotan county in late March announced that Tursun Hoshur, 52, and his daughter Maynur Tursun, 24, were sentenced to 12 and eight years in prison, respectively, for harboring “terrorists,” state media reported. The two had been recovering from wounds sustained after being fired on by authorities during...
  • Xinjiang unrest: China raises death toll to 50

    09/26/2014 4:54:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 September 2014
    26 September 2014 Last updated at 02:31 Xinjiang unrest: China raises death toll to 50 Fifty people died in violence on Sunday in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack". Earlier this week state media reported the incident in Luntai county but gave the death toll as two. On Thursday a state news portal said 40 "rioters", six civilians and four police officers were killed. No reason was given for the delay in reporting. Violence has been escalating in Xinjiang in recent months. The region in China's far west is home to the Muslim...
  • Uighur leader: “We have plans for many attacks in China”

    03/18/2014 3:21:57 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2014 5:45 am EDT | Terrence McCoy
    Traditionally, the Uighur separatists aren’t the sort to seek attention. Dwelling primarily in the mountains of Xinjiang Province in northwest China, they don’t maintain an active social media presence like the Taliban or al-Qaeda. They almost never post videos boasting of exploits. But over the last two weeks, amid so-far unsubstantiated speculation the Uighurs had some involvement in the disappearance of MH370, the Turkic-speaking Muslim group has gained greater international notoriety than perhaps ever before. :snip: The Uighur emergence began on March 1 when a group of them wielding knives stormed a train station in southern China and stabbed to...
  • Chinese group claims responsibility for flight MH370 (Chinese Martyrs' Brigade)

    03/09/2014 11:24:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2014-03-10
    Chinese group claims responsibility for flight MH370 Staff Reporter 2014-03-10 11:56 (GMT+8) A group that calls itself the Chinese Martyrs' Brigade has claimed responsibility for crashing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which has remained missing after losing contact with ground control at 1:20am on Saturday. The previously unheard-of group sent a PDF statement to various journalists in China on March 9, saying, "You kill one of our clan, we will kill 100 of you as pay back." The majority of Chinese media outlets have expressed skepticism over the statement or dismissed it outright, suggesting it is likely a hoax made up...
  • China Blames [Islamic]Uighur Separatists for Deadly Train Station Attack

    03/02/2014 10:44:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/2/14
    Chinese authorities said Sunday that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was behind a deadly attack on a train station in southwest Yunnan Province last night, local media reported. At least 29 innocent people died, and more than 130 were injured in the attack on the Kunming Railway Station carried out by a group of more than 10 knife-wielding people, Xinhua news agency said. Police reportedly killed five attackers and is searching for the rest of the group. “Evidence at the crime scene showed that the Kunming Railway Station terrorist attack was orchestrated by Xinjiang separatist forces,” Xinhua cited local municipal...
  • China's west erupts in violence 2nd time in 3 days

    06/28/2013 11:06:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 6/28/2013 | Didi Tang and Gillian Wong
    BEIJING (AP) -- A tense minority region in China's far west erupted in violence Friday for the second time in three days, barely hours after the government called the earlier unrest a "terrorist attack" and raised the death toll to 35. State media gave few details in a brief dispatch about Friday's unrest, saying it was "a violent attack" that took place on a pedestrian street in Hotan, a city in Xinjiang, a region that has seen China's minority Uighurs clash with the ethnic Han majority. No details on casualties were released.
  • 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...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced

    04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: MMEDIATE RELEASE No. 291-12 April 19, 2012 Detainee Transfer Announced The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador. These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador. As directed by the President's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a...
  • RedChina: Insurgency in Xinjiang Complicates Chinese-Pakistani Relations

    04/22/2012 12:23:49 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    China typically exercises caution when making public statements about terrorist attacks in Xinjiang. When China blames attacks on Pakistan-based terrorist organizations, such as the possibly defunct East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), it risks adding tensions to the Sino-Pakistani “all-weather” friendship. [1] However, when China blames attacks on local Uyghurs it is tantamount to an admission that its policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have not created a “harmonious society.” Zhou Yongkang (left), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), shakes hands with a local Uygur farmer...
  • Toxic Vinegar Suspected of Killing 11 in China (Chinese Muslims)

    08/22/2011 11:00:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Channel New Asia ^ | 22 August 2011
    Eleven people in China have died and about 140 have fallen ill after consuming vinegar stored in plastic barrels that once contained antifreeze, officials and state media said Monday. Villagers in the remote northwestern region of Xinjiang -- home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority -- reported feeling sick after breaking the daily fast for Ramadan on Friday, the local government said in a statement. Ramadan is the holy month during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. An initial probe found the victims had consumed vinegar from plastic barrels that used to contain antifreeze...
  • 18 killed in ancient Chinese city of Kashgar in Xinjiang

    08/01/2011 3:06:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 July 2011 | Michael Wines
    A weekend of violence in China’s far western Xinjiang region has left at least 18 people dead in the ancient city of Kashgar, state-controlled media reported Sunday. It was the second major episode of violence in the last several weeks in an area racked by ethnic tensions.The police in Kashgar killed five suspects Sunday after “a group of armed terrorists” stormed into a restaurant in the city center, killing the owner and a waiter and then setting the restaurant on fire, the Kashgar city government said in two statements on its Web site, according to The Associated Press. They then...
  • Attacks in China's Xinjiang, 13 dead

    07/31/2011 5:50:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NHK ^ | 07/31/11
    Attacks in China's Xinjiang, 13 dead In China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Saturday night, two men brandishing knives attacked passers-by, killing 6 people. At least 6 others were killed in explosions that occurred near the area just before the incident. China's state-run Xinhua news agency says the 2 men jumped into a truck in Kashgar city. Then they drove into a crowd of people. The pair stabbed 6 people to death. One of the attackers died while being captured. Xinhua says that about an hour before the attack, 2 explosions occurred near the scene, one from a minivan, which...
  • Blast in China's Kashgar kills at least 3: reports (back-to-back attacks on Sat & Sun)

    07/31/2011 4:01:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/31/11 | Terril Yue Jones
    Blast in China's Kashgar kills at least 3: reports By Terril Yue Jones BEIJING | Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:25am EDT (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the far-west Chinese city of Kashgar Sunday, killing at least three people including a policeman in the latest in a series of attacks in the region this month, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported. The explosion came about 16 hours after two other blasts were reported in Kashgar and eight people were killed in a knife attack in the city, in the restive Xinjiang region near Tajikistan. A group of Uighur exiles from the...
  • Armed men attack police station in China’s Xinjiang province, killing officers

    07/18/2011 5:18:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    WP ^ | 07/18/11 | Keith B. Richburg
    Armed men attack police station in China’s Xinjiang province, killing officers By Keith B. Richburg, Published: July 18 BEIJING —Attackers armed with Molotov cocktails and explosives stormed a police station in China’s restive Muslim province of Xinjiang on Monday, killing and wounding several police officers, taking hostages and setting the building on fire, according to a local official and a report from the state-run news agency Xinhua. Several attackers and some hostages were killed when police converged on the besieged police station, in the crowded “grand bazaar” area in the city of Hotan, and several bystanders in a nearby commercial...
  • ETIP Leader Killed in February Predator Strike

    09/18/2010 3:56:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    LONG WAR ^ | September 17, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    PHOTO CAPTION: "A Uighur terrorist, thought to be Abdul Haq al Turkistani, from a videotape released by the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party in 2008." SNIPPET: "Abdul Haq al Turkistani, a member of al Qaeda's Shura Majlis and the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIP), a terror group that seeks to establish an Islamic emirate in western China and Central Asia, was killed in a US airstrike in Pakistan in February, US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. Turkistani was killed in the Feb. 14, 2010, strike on a compound in the village of Zor Babar Aidak near...
  • "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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 |
    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...
  • Uighur detainee seeks to stay in Guantánamo - to mind brother

    09/28/2009 6:20:08 PM PDT · by Saije · 10 replies · 627+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 9/28/2009 | Del Quintin Wilbur
    BAHTIYAR MAHNUT, a detainee at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, learned a few weeks ago that the Pacific island nation of Palau had invited him to settle there. It should have been cause for celebration, especially for a man who desperately wants to be free. But, to the surprise of his lawyers, Bahtiyar has turned down the offer. He wishes to remain a prisoner, they say, so he can look after his older brother, a fellow detainee. The brothers’ saga, as related by their attorneys and military records, could transpire only in the context of Guantánamo Bay and...
  • China to send 'harmony makers' to Urumqi

    09/09/2009 10:02:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 398+ views
    CNN ^ | 09/08/09
    China to send 'harmony makers' to Urumqi 7,000 officials being sent to Urumqi after last week's deadly protests "Harmony makers" meant to ease tensions after demonstrators clashed with police Demonstrators were demanding better police protection after attacks Han Chinese accuse Uyghurs of attacking people using hypodermic needles (CNN) -- China is sending 7,000 officials to the western city of Urumqi after last week's deadly protests over a strange series of syringe stabbings, state-run media reported. The officials, known as "harmony makers," are meant to ease tensions after demonstrators, demanding better police protection, clashed with police for two days. The unrest...
  • China:Muslims Stick 400 Non-Muslims With Tainted Syringes

    09/04/2009 11:31:31 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 23 replies · 1,448+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | September 4Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Even though the major Islamic riots have obviously died down in China, the Muslim on non-Muslim violence has not. Unfortunately it is just a matter of time until we see Muslims unleash much more powerful biological attacks across the world.
  • Uighur terrorist leader threatens attacks against Chinese interests across the globe

    08/03/2009 12:47:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,293+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | August 2, 2009 12:22 PM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "The leader of the al Qaeda-linked Chinese terror group has threatened to attack Chinese interests around the world to avenge the death of Uighurs in the eastern province of Xianjiang. Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party, threatened to attack Chinese embassies worldwide as well as targets within the country. Haq made his threats on a video that was released on an Islamist Internet site." SNIPPET: "Haq, who is also known as Maimaitiming Maimaiti, became the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party in late 2003 after Hassan Mahsum, the group’s previous leader, was...
  • China presses Australia film fest to drop Uighurs film

    07/18/2009 3:24:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 481+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/16/09
    China presses Australia film fest to drop Uighurs film Thu Jul 16, 4:55 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday pressed Australia's largest film festival to drop a documentary about restive ethnic Uighurs as the two countries remained embroiled in a separate row about commercial spying. Chinese consular staff contacted organizers of the Melbourne International Film Festival last week urging them to dump a film about exiled Uighur businesswoman Rebiya Kadeer, blamed by Beijing for instigating this month's ethnic riots in Xinjiang. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Thursday Kadeer should not be allowed to spread her...
  • The New Great Game - China's best-kept secret is out.

    07/16/2009 4:46:40 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 14 replies · 1,100+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/16/2009 | Charles Hill
    For years it's been a closely held secret: The People's Republic of China is an empire desperately trying to make the world think it's a state. The riots by Uighurs in China's far northwest are not something new; the place really erupted back about the time of the American Civil War. Clashes between Han Chinese moving into the basin, range and uplands inhabited by the much different ethnic people of the Central Asian heartland began at least 2,000 years ago in the Han Dynasty. Some of the most powerful pieces in Chinese literature, like the Tang Dynasty Ballad of the...
  • China: Hu Jintao Protege Li Keqiang's Two Secretaries Arrested(real cause of caceling G8 trip?)

    07/16/2009 10:02:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 568+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/09/09
    Hu Jintao Protege Li Keqiang's Two Secretaries Arrested, Cause of Hu Jintao's Emergency Return From G8 By (translation) Jul 9, 2009 - 12:47:29 PM Hu Jintao Protege Li Keqiang's Two Secretaries Arrested, Cause of Hu Jintao's Emergency Return From G8 Boxun reports that most people assumed Hu Jintao left the G8 meeting in Italy early to return home because of the ongoing violence in Xinjiang. In fact he rushed back because He Guoqiang--head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection--had taken the opportunity of Hu's absence to detain Li Keqiang's two secretaries on corruption charges. In fact Li's assistants...
  • China demands film festival dump Uighur documentary

    07/15/2009 11:39:34 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 656+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 15, 2009 | Mary Gearin
    TICKY FULLERTON, PRESENTER: China is facing criticism on yet another front. The violent riots in the far western province of Xinjiang have brought international attention to how China is dealing with long-simmering ethnic conflicts. Now it seems China is trying to exert control over how these issues are being portrayed beyond its borders. The director of the Melbourne International Film Festival says he received a call last week from a Chinese consular official demanding that he withdraw a documentary about a prominent Uyghur figurehead, Rebiya Kadeer. It's a move that some believe will backfire. Mary Gearin reports. FILM VOICEOVER: This...
  • Will Obama side with Al Qaeda, as they take up the Uighurs cause against Chinese?

    07/15/2009 10:37:38 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 312+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-14-09 | Mataharley
    Curt, Mike's A and myself have all posted on the fate of the Gitmo Uighurs. You remember them, right? Those "innocents" types who just happened to have the misfortune of parking their butts in an AQ terror training camp, but really had no ties to AQ and were deemed not a threat to the US? When Obama... desperate to find them homes... parked them in Bermuda where they plan to open the first Uighur restaurant, I found myself pondering what anyone had to lose in today's economic environment by enrolling in a terror camp in hopes of being relocated to...
  • China demands Turkish retraction

    07/14/2009 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies · 475+ views
    bbc ^ | 14 July 2009
    China has demanded that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan retract his accusation that Beijing practised genocide against ethnic Uighurs. Mr Erdogan made the comments after riots in the Muslim Uighur heartland of Xinjiang in which 184 people died. Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, is under heavy police and military control. UK-based analysts say al-Qaeda-linked militants in Algeria have called for reprisals against Chinese workers in the wake of the violence. China's rejection of Mr Erdogan's remarks came in an editorial headlined "Don't twist facts" in the English-language newspaper China Daily. It said the fact that 137 of the 184 victims of...
  • How to Quell the Riots in Chinese Style (Quantity Matters)

    07/14/2009 2:32:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 693+ views
  • Al-Qaeda vows to hit China over Uighur unrest

    07/14/2009 1:15:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 99 replies · 3,651+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/14/09 | Polly Hui
    Al-Qaeda vows to hit China over Uighur unrest by Polly Hui 1 hr 48 mins ago HONG KONG (AFP) – Al-Qaeda is threatening for the first time to attack Chinese interests overseas in retaliation for the deaths of Muslims in the restive region of Xinjiang, according to a risk analysis group. The call for reprisals against China comes from the Algerian-based offshoot Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), according to a summary of its report sent to AFP by the international consultancy Stirling Assynt. "Although AQIM appear to be the first arm of Al-Qaeda to officially state they will target...
  • Pssst!...they're Muslim

    07/13/2009 1:55:43 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 10 replies · 532+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | July 13, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    In spite of the MSM’s best efforts to sell us an ‘it’s ethnic unrest’ Bill of Goods, the truth is this: Uighurs are Muslim, and the actions of the Chinese Uighurs – with their demand of autonomy within China, among other religious-based demands – follow a recent historical pattern concerning Islam around the world.
  • US lawmakers rally behind Uighur leader

    07/10/2009 8:10:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 37 replies · 1,029+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2009 | N/A
    US lawmakers came to the defense of Rebiya Kadeer, the leader of exiles from China's Uighur minority, after Beijing accused the US-based activist of fomenting the country's deadliest ethnic violence in decades. Two lawmakers, one from each US political party, appeared alongside Kadeer at the US Capitol and announced they were introducing a resolution in Congress to condemn China for its "violent repression" of "peaceful Uighur protests." Congressman Bill Delahunt, a member of President Barack Obama's Democratic Party, said Beijing's allegations against Kadeer have been "offensive and repugnant." "We are calling on the Chinese government to desist in slandering this...
  • Uighur group 'regrets' fake photo

    07/10/2009 8:19:33 AM PDT · by MightyTruth · 6 replies · 721+ views
    News Asia-Pacific Uighur group 'regrets' photo error An official of the World Uighur Congress has admitted that their exiled leader used an incorrect photograph to illustrate riots in China's western Xinjiang region, during an interview with Al Jazeera. Alim Seytoff of the Uighur American Associaition said he and other Uighur leaders regretted the error. Rebiya Kadeer, a former Uighur businesswoman who was jailed in China for several years and now lives in exile in the US, used the photograph during an interview earlier this week. She said the photograph showed Chinese forces lined up on the streets of Urumqi, the...
  • The Uighurs’ cry has echoed round the world

    07/09/2009 12:05:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 07/09/09 | Rubiya Kadeer
    The Uighurs’ cry has echoed round the world The deaths in northwest China are, sadly, the inevitable result of the repression of Turkic peoples over six decades Rubiya Kadeer The massacre of Uighur demonstrators in the cities of Urumqi and Kashgar has been reported in every language, from English to Chinese to Portuguese to Arabic. While the intense repression against Uighurs is normally ignored by both the Chinese Government and the international media, the deaths of hundreds of protesters and the injuries of hundreds more has exposed the brutality of Chinese government actions toward Uighurs in a way that cannot...
  • Armed Assailants Stormed Dorms

    07/07/2009 10:54:58 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 46 replies · 2,816+ views
    Uyghur youths now under official Chinese protection describe the deadly clash in Guangdong that sparked the July 5 protests and riots. Screen shot This screenshot from Sina News, posted on YouTube, shows the entrance of Shaoguan hospital, guarded by security officers following ethnic clashes at the Xuri toy factory June 25. HONG KONG—Three youths belonging to the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group and now under Chinese government protection after ethnic clashes in the southern province of Guangdong said fighting began when Han Chinese laborers stormed the dormitories of Uyghur colleagues, beating them with clubs, bars, and machetes. The deadly fighting...
  • Mobs Wielding Meat Cleavers Beat People in Chinese Streets

    07/07/2009 10:52:55 AM PDT · by traumer · 48 replies · 3,393+ views
    URUMQI, China — Mobs of Han Chinese wielding meat cleavers and clubs and groups of Muslim Uighur men beat people in the streets of the capital of China's Xinjiang region Tuesday. The government imposed a curfew as it tried to stem communal violence after a riot that killed at least 156 people. Members of the Muslim Uighur ethnic group attacked people near the Urumqi's railway station, and women in headscarves protested the arrests of husbands and sons in another part of the city. Meanwhile, for much of the afternoon, a mob of 1,000 mostly young Han Chinese holding clubs and...
  • Uighur Bloodbath Sparked by Fired Han Chinese Worker

    07/07/2009 3:24:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 1,262+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/07/09
    `Uighur Bloodbath Sparked by Fired Han Chinese Worker` JULY 07, 2009 08:22 The bloody clashes in China’s far western Xinjiang province were sparked by a rumor that intensified the long-standing tension between Han Chinese and Muslim Uyghurs, the British daily The Times said yesterday. The Times said Early Light toy factory in Shaoguan, Guangdong province, hired 800 Uyghurs in May and last month. A fired Han Chinese man held a grudge against Uyghurs on the belief that he was laid off due to newly hired Uyghurs. The man uploaded June 16 an online post that said, "Six Uyghur workers raped...
  • China riots: death toll from Xinjiang unrest rises

    07/05/2009 11:48:34 PM PDT · by FromLori · 11 replies · 1,133+ views
    More than 100 people have been killed and 800 injured in a riot which broke out in the ethnically sensitive far-Western Chinese province of Xinjiang. The death-toll, which stands at 129, marks a major escalation in the casualty figures from the disturbance which broke out on Sunday night after police tried to disperse a demonstration by members of the Uighur Muslim minority in the provincial capital, Urumqi. Initial reports said that just three people had been killed in running battles with police that left burned-out cars and buses and several smashed shop-fronts. Xinhua, the state-operated news service, did not provide...
  • Riot hits China's Xinjiang region capital - Xinhua

    07/05/2009 9:22:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,961+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 5, 2009
    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...
  • Gitmo Terrorists Released in Bermuda w/ U.S. Taxpayer Funded Resort Lifestyle

    06/15/2009 8:22:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 33 replies · 1,618+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-15-09 | Mike's America
    Compare their story to that of John McCain as a prisoner of war who WAS tortured!"It Don't Gitmo Better Than This!"Four of the Uighur terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay have been released in Bermuda. All expenses paid by the U.S. taxpayer. Life in paradise as Guantanamo Four take a dip, eat ice cream, and plan first Uighur restaurant in British territory of Bermuda The Daily Mail 15th June 2009 ...[The four men] have traded drab prison jumpsuits for comfortable cotton pants and knit shirts, and razor wire-encircled jail compounds for beach cottages, where they are staying at U.S. taxpayers' expense....
  • THE TASTE OF FREEDOM EX-GITMO GUYS EYE EATERY BIZ (Sunny Bermuda welcomes Uighur terrorists)

    06/15/2009 1:43:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,036+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/13/2009 | Selim Algar
    Four Muslim Chinese Uighurs who spent more than seven years in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp plan to open a restaurant serving their native cuisine in breezy Bermuda, where the United States deposited them this week, The Post has learned. The men said they were ecstatic to be restarting their lives and expressed deep gratitude to Bermuda for taking them in after the United States determined they were not "enemy combatants" -- even as the relocation set off diplomatic fury among allies. Café Kashkar in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn is a local Uighur spot and could show the budding restaurateurs a...
  • Former Guantanamo detainee Uighurs give Bermudans closer look

    06/15/2009 4:53:24 AM PDT · by ubme4aday · 8 replies · 675+ views
    Daily News ^ | 06/15/2009 | Christina Boyle
    ST. GEORGE'S, BERMUDA - It was time for a Uighur walkabout. After days of relaxing, the four released Guantanamo Bay detainees stepped into the Bermuda sunshine Sunday and started getting to know the locals. The Muslims from China spent their fourth day of freedom walking around historic St. George's with their two minders and a translator. There was no chance of going unnoticed. "We wish you all the best," shouted one passerby, giving them the thumbs up. The new arrivals walked around the main square and checked out the sailing boats floating on turquoise waters. "I imagined turbans, they look...
  • Obama to transfer Uighurs to GM (Satire)

    06/12/2009 10:51:27 AM PDT · by inkling · 4 replies · 627+ views ^ | June 12, 2009 | Jon
      President Obama has named Hajiakbar Abdul Ghupur as GM's new CEO.  Although Ghupur had never seen a car, his rich experience as a yak herder and Al Qaeda middle manager made him the obvious choice. After several high-profile policy changes, President Obama announced an unconventional solution to relocate Guantanamo Bay's 17 Uighur detainees. "Effectively immediately, these individuals will be transferred to General Motors," Obama declared in a written statement. "There the Uighurs will be able to put their lives back together while they help this proud company regain its footing." The Uighurs (pronounced “wee-gers”) are Chinese Muslims caught...
  • US eyes South Pacific to resettle Uighur detainees

    06/09/2009 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,316+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2009 | MATTHEW LEE and DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is nearing agreement with the remote South Pacific island nation of Palau to resettle a group of Chinese Muslims now held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, The Associated Press has learned. As they attempt to fulfill President Barack Obama's order to close the Guantanamo facility by early next year, administration officials are looking to Palau to accept some or all of the 17 Uighur detainees due to fierce congressional opposition to releasing them on U.S. soil, officials said.
  • Obama vs Cheney

    05/22/2009 9:23:25 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 18 replies · 905+ views ^ | May 22, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Last night, Mark Levin compared the speech of President Barack Obama to remarks made by former Vice President Dick Cheney yesterday. (Full audio of Cheney speech here.): There are flaws within these passages from what President Obama said yesterday: Indeed, the legal challenges that have sparked so much debate in recent weeks in Washington would be taking place whether or not I decided to close Guantanamo. For example, the court order to release seventeen Uighur detainees took place last fall – when George Bush was President. The Supreme Court that invalidated the system of prosecution at Guantanamo in 2006 was...
  • America, meet your new neighbors: the Uighurs

    05/15/2009 9:52:24 AM PDT · by freespirited · 44 replies · 2,159+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | 05/14/09 | Newt Gingrich
    ...America, meet the Uighurs. Seventeen of the 241 terrorist detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay are Chinese Muslims known as Uighurs. They have been allied with and trained by al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist groups. The goal of the Uighurs is to establish a separate sharia state. As part of its ongoing effort to close Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration has had to figure out what to do with the Uighurs. Officials believe that if they’re sent back to China they will be persecuted, and no third country will take them. So the Obama administration has decided to set the Uighurs loose...
  • Lets NOT meet the Uighurs (Virginia terrorist release)

    05/15/2009 5:01:05 AM PDT · by angkor · 11 replies · 748+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2009 | Newt Gingrich
    President Obama has heeded his generals and decided not to release more photos of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, and good for him. Now he needs to put our national security ahead of politics once again and reverse his dangerous decision to release trained terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay into American suburbs. America, meet the Uighurs. Seventeen of the 241 terrorist detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay are Chinese Muslims known as Uighurs. These Uighurs have been allied with and trained by al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist groups. The goal of the Uighurs is to establish a separate sharia state....
  • Coming Soon To A 'Hood Near You: Gitmo (Ex?) Terrorists

    05/08/2009 4:53:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 402+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | May 8, 2009, 03:39 | James Gordon Meek
    Coming Soon To A 'Hood Near You: Gitmo (Ex?)Terrorists By James Gordon Meek How would you like your family’s next-door neighbor to be a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was trained in a military camp in pre-9/11 Afghanistan? Would it matter if they were declared no longer to be an “enemy combatant” by the Pentagon? That’s the fundamental question that ought to be going through the minds of Northern Virginia residents this week, amid news reports - including my own New York Daily News exclusive today - that a group from Gitmo may soon be making house in the D.C....