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  • China Splits With Russia Over Ukraine

    03/19/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    voanews.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | Scott Stearns
    STATE DEPARTMENT — With Russia's most vocal critics imposing economic sanctions over Crimea, some of Moscow's allies are also questioning its actions in Ukraine. In Syria's civil war, China and Russia have together blocked tougher action against President Bashar al-Assad, denouncing foreign support for the rebels as a breach of Syrian sovereignty. Now, China has quietly split from Russia over Crimea -- on the same issue of sovereignty. "China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states. The Crimean crisis should be resolved politically under the frameworks of law and order. We call on all sides to remain...
  • Mystery clouds deadly clash in western China with 'suspected terrorists'

    04/24/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT · by D_Idaho · 6 replies
    Christian Science MOnitor ^ | April 24, 2013 | Peter Ford
    Mystery surrounds official Chinese reports Wednesday of a violent clash between “suspected terrorists” and the authorities in the restive Muslim province of Xinjiang yesterday that left 21 people dead, including 15 officials. According to a statement on the provincial government website, a group “planning to conduct violent terrorist activities” armed with knives seized three local officials who had surprised them in a house near the city of Kashgar
  • Two plane hijackers 'beaten to death by passengers' in China

    07/03/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    news.com.au ^ | July 3, 2012
    TWO men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China were beaten to death by passengers and crew. The Global Times newspaper reported that two of the suspects died in hospital from injuries they suffered during the ensuing fight with passengers and crew on board. 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...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced

    04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15202 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 · 4 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...
  • 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...
  • 18 Reported Dead in Xinjiang Violence

    China on Wednesday raised the death toll to 18 from a clash at a police station in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, saying that 14 "rioters" died along with two policemen and two hostages. Government officials previously said at least four people were killed in what they described as a terrorist attack but which the Germany-based exile group World Uyghur Congress said was an attack on peaceful protesters. The congress had said 20 Uighurs were killed - 14 beaten to death and 6 shot dead - and 70 arrested, when police opened fire on protesters, leading to fighting...
  • ETIP Leader Killed in February Predator Strike

    09/18/2010 3:56:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | 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...
  • Al-Qaeda camp teaches boys as young as five to bomb and kill

    09/06/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    MIRROR.co.uk ^ | August 29, 2010 | Nick Owens
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Boys as young as five can barely hold up the machine guns and pistols in their hands as they take aim at imaginary targets in the Pakistan desert. But this is no sick game, it is their first step along the way to becoming al-Qaeda terrorists as they are taught about military combat and how to launch suicide missions. At hidden camps terrorist chiefs also use toys to teach the boys how they can blow up buildings and mount roadside bomb attacks. One chilling image from a video filmed inside one camp shows children, barely old...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Blast Kills 7, Wounds 14 In China's Xinjiang Area

    08/19/2010 1:32:52 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 19 Aug 2010 | Isolda Morillo
    URUMQI, China – A suspected bomb attack killed seven people and wounded 14 Thursday in China's far west Xinjiang, a region beset by ethnic conflict and separatist violence. The explosion occurred on a three-wheeled vehicle Thursday morning at a bridge in Aksu city in southwestern Xinjiang, said Hou Hanmin, a spokeswoman for the Xinjiang government. She said the blast is being treated as a criminal case.
  • Death toll in Chinese unrest reaches 140 [Muslim riot in China]

    05/12/2010 10:32:16 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 31 replies · 750+ views
    FinChannel.com ^ | 07/05/2010
    The FINANCIAL -- According to RIA Novosti, the death toll from riots on May 2 in China's Muslim Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has risen to 140. Riots began in the regional capital of Urumqi on May 2 when a group of protesters demanded an investigation into the deaths of two ethnic Uighurs killed in a fight with Han Chinese workers at a toy factory in late June. Xinhua said protesters from the Uighur Muslim ethnic minority group began attacking ethnic Han pedestrians, burning vehicles and attacking buses with batons and rocks. The news agency cited a spokesman for the regional...
  • 2 Uighurs go to Switzerland from Guantanamo

    03/24/2010 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 199+ views
    brietbart ^ | 3/24/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has sent two Chinese Muslims to Switzerland, ending their eight years of detention at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Justice Department announced the transfer Wednesday. It did not identify the detainees, but the Obama administration has previously said the Swiss had agreed to resettle two brothers, Arkin Mahmud and Bahtiyar Mahnut.
  • Mummy find in China desert stirs ethnic debate [Caucasian Features]

    03/16/2010 3:18:32 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 34 replies · 2,402+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 17 March 2010 | Nicholas Wade
    In the middle of a terrifying desert north of Tibet, Chinese archaeologists have excavated an extraordinary cemetery. Its inhabitants died almost 4,000 years ago, yet their bodies have been well preserved by the dry air. The cemetery lies in what is now China's northwest province of Xinjiang, yet the people have European features, with brown hair and long noses. Their remains, though lying in one of the world's largest deserts, are buried in upside-down boats. And where tombstones might stand, declaring pious hope for some god's mercy in the afterlife, their cemetery sports instead a vigorous forest of phallic symbols,...
  • 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 JOURNAL.org ^ | 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...
  • Cambodia to expel 20 Chinese Muslims: ministry

    12/19/2009 7:08:51 AM PST · by csvset · 285+ views
    France24 ^ | * Print * Twitter * Facebook * Delicious * Comment 19 December 2009 | Admin
    By admin Created 19/12/2009 - 05:08 Cambodia is expelling 20 Chinese Muslim Uighurs who sought refuge there after July unrest in northwest China's Xinjiang region, a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP Saturday. "We have decided that they are illegal immigrants because they entered Cambodia without any visa papers," said ministry spokesman Koy Kuong. "They are illegal immigrants and according to Cambodian immigration law they should be expelled from the country. So we must expel them," he said, refusing to say when the group would be deported or what their destination would be. The group arrived at the UN High Commissioner...
  • Chinese Muslims from Guantánamo sent to Palau (Uighurs)

    11/01/2009 5:07:36 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies · 562+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:44PM GMT 01 Nov 2009 | Peter Foster
    Six Chinese Muslims who were held in the Guantánamo Bay prison camp for almost eight years have arrived on the tiny Pacific island of Palau. The detainees from the Turkic Uighur minority were arrested in Afghanistan during the opening days of military operations in 2001 and held as suspected militants until last year when a US military tribunal decided they were not 'enemy combatants'. The release of the men, who were greeted on arrival by Palau's President, Johnson Toribiong, is another small step in US President Barack Obama's struggle to close the controversial prison camp by January. Palau, situated 500...
  • ANTI-CHINA/PRO-UIGHUR AGITPROP CAMPAIGN

    10/14/2009 10:05:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 481+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | October 12, 2009 | n/a
    Snippet - Quote: 12 October 2009 ANTI-CHINA/PRO-UIGHUR AGITPROP CAMPAIGN Considering how much of what al-Qaida knows about warfare they learned from Chairman Mao rather than the Prophet Mohamed, this campaign is ironic at best.
  • China says ready to protect nation after Al-Qaeda threat

    10/12/2009 12:37:41 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies · 1,553+ views
    Space Wat ^ | 10/10/2009 | Staff Writers
    China said Saturday it was confident it could ensure the nation's safety after an Al-Qaeda leader called on members of the mainly Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang to launch a jihad against Beijing. "The Chinese government has the confidence and the ability to protect the safety of the nation, of people's lives and property," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said in a statement faxed to AFP. Ma was reacting to a call made this week by Abu Yahia al-Libi, one of Al-Qaeda's top leaders, in a video recording posted on an Islamist website, according to the SITE Intelligence group. "Let...
  • Nobel Prize Raises Obama Expectations: Uighur Leader (Rebel/Terrorist Leader)

    10/09/2009 3:59:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 267+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/10/09
    The Nobel Peace Prize will raise expectations for US President Barack Obama to stand up for human rights around the world, exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer said on Friday. Kadeer, who has often been tipped for the prestigious prize for her fight on behalf of the Chinese minority group, offered congratulations to Obama. "I am very happy that he got it. Now he has to do something with the award. It raises expectations on him to stand up for oppressed nations," she told AFP. "Uighurs are getting killed even know. With the award, he should know how to talk to...
  • China: Al-Qaeda urges holy war to defend Muslims

    10/09/2009 12:16:44 AM PDT · by MonicaG · 15 replies · 673+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | October 7, 2009 | AKI
    Rome, 7 October (AKI) - A leading Al-Qaeda militant on Wednesday called on Muslims worldwide to defend Uighurs in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang. He told Uighurs to prepare for a holy war or Jihad and urged a "vast media campaign" to raise awareness of their fate at the hands of "oppressive" China.
  • China: Al-Qaeda urges holy war to defend Muslims

    10/07/2009 4:40:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 619+ views
    AKI ^ | Oct. 7, 2009
    Rome, 7 October (AKI) - A leading Al-Qaeda militant on Wednesday called on Muslims worldwide to defend Uighurs in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang. He told Uighurs to prepare for a holy war or Jihad and urged a "vast media campaign" to raise awareness of their fate at the hands of "oppressive" China. In the video posted to jihadist websites, Abu Yahya al-Libi appeared to launch a frontal assault against China. "This massacre is not being carried out by criminal Crusaders or evil Jews who have committed crimes against our nation," al-Libi stated. "Today, a new massacre is being...
  • 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.
  • New unrest in China's Xinjiang after syringe attacks (what's in syringe?)

    09/03/2009 11:30:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 641+ views
    Reuter ^ | 09/03/09 | Ben Blanchard And Lucy Hornby
    New unrest in China's Xinjiang after syringe attacks By Ben Blanchard and Lucy Hornby Thu Sep 3, 5:29 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) – A new round of unrest broke out in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Thursday, as protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against a series of reported syringe attacks in the regional capital, witnesses said. The protests happened at a highly sensitive time for China, as it gears up to celebrate in less than a month the 60th anniversary of the Communist Party coming to power, which has been accompanied by a nationwide security clampdown....
  • 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...
  • Uyghur hackers deface PRC local gov websites

    08/16/2009 2:09:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 444+ views
    THE DARK VISITOR.com ^ | August 13, 2009, 10:30 am | "Published by Jumper"
    SNIPPET: "One of the Chinese bloggers that I follow reported that Uyghur separatists have defaced a handful of Chinese .gov.cn sites. The hacker(s) are known as “Spy HackerZ” and their handy work can be found with a simple google search for “spy hackerz” site:gov.cn. There are eight results all from different local government sites. The Spy Hackerz use the defacements as opportunities to voice their opinion about perceived injustices. The sites’ admins have apparently been notified because the defacements are either removed or the sites are presently down. I grabbed this screenshot from the ‘iron circle’ blog:"
  • Uyghur thugs wanted globally by Chinese police

    08/02/2009 7:07:00 AM PDT · by badguy2000 · 9 replies · 636+ views
    Xinjiang police published the photoes of 15 suspects wanted globally. 1 of the 15 wanted suspects is Han and the others are Uyghur. BTW, after having arrested 253 suspects invloved in the bloody riots in Urumqi on July 5th, Xinjiang police announced that they had arrested 319 more suspects again. Xinjiang police pledge that " all thugs would be arrested and none of them has chance to escape"
  • 10,000 Chinese Rioters 'Go Missing' Overnight.... (Just Disappeared)

    Nearly 10,000 Uighurs involved in deadly riots in China went missing in one night, exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has said. Members of the Muslim ethnic group attacked Han Chinese in the Xinjiang region's capital of Urumqi on July 5. The rioting erupted after police tried to break up a protest against fatal assaults on Uighur workers at a factory in south China. Han Chinese in Urumqi launched revenge attacks later that week. "The nearly 10,000 (Uighur) people who were at the protest, they disappeared from Urumqi in one night," Ms Kadeer told a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. If...
  • CHINA, CHINA, AND MORE CHINA

    07/17/2009 1:41:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 445+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 17 July 2009 | n/a
    Without a doubt the biggest story in the jihadi web this past week is China, in response to the perceived oppression of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang, AKA East Turkistan. Examples of postings include • a history of Muslims in China • an article on "The Strategic Importance of Xinjiang for Eurasian Energy Infrastructure" (complete with a translation into Arabic of the source English-language article, and a map of pipelines in Central Asia) • a chapter from a book by Mohammed Qutb about Communism • and last, but certainly not least, a statement from Commander Sayfullah of the Uighur 'Turkistan...
  • It Can't Happen Here

    07/16/2009 5:06:17 PM PDT · by dvan · 5 replies · 893+ views
    Creators.com ^ | 7/16/2009 | Pat Buchanan
    It Can't Happen Here So grave was the crisis in western China that President Hu Jintao canceled a meeting with President Obama, broke off from the G8 summit and flew home. By official count, 158 are dead, 1,080 injured and a thousand arrested in ethnic violence between Han Chinese and the Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs of Xinjiang. That is the huge oil-rich province that borders Pakistan, Afghanistan and several Central Asian countries that seceded from the Soviet Union. Uighur sources put the death toll much higher. The Communist Party chief in Xinjiang has promised to execute those responsible for the killings....
  • China: Civilian Airports Commandeered, More Than 10,000 Paramilitary Police Diverted to Xinjiang

    07/16/2009 9:57:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 537+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/10/09
    Civilian Airports Commandeered, More Than 10,000 Paramilitary Police Diverted to Xinjiang to Maintain Security By chinafreepress.org (translation) Jul 10, 2009 - 4:26:58 AM (Image) Civilian Airports Commandeered, More Than 10,000 Paramilitary Police Diverted to Xinjiang to Maintain Security Boxun reports that regional airports and airliners have been commandeered in transporting 14,000 paramilitary police officers and troops from Jiangsu, Henan and Fujian provinces to Xinjiang following last week's violent uprising. A correspondent in Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport confirmed that flights were cancelled while the military deployment took place.
  • 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.
  • Al-Qaeda Threatens China

    07/14/2009 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 30 replies · 1,566+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | July 14Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Just yesterday Muslims in Indonesia called for a Holy War on China, in response to China's crackdown on the rioting Uighurs. Al-Qaeda thugs have now joined in and are also making threats against China. Go for it guys.....
  • Uighurs called for jihad, pulled out knives

    07/15/2009 3:13:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 513+ views
    (AFP) via JIHAD WATCH..org ^ | Posted by Robert at July 14, 2009 2:39 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BEIJING - THREE Uighur men tried to incite other Muslims to launch a 'jihad' and attacked a mosque security guard before police shot and killed two of them, state media reported on Tuesday. The incident began when around 150 Muslims were praying in a mosque in Urumqi, the capital of the northwest Xinjiang region on Monday, Xinhua news agency said, citing an unnamed imam who was giving a service at the time. One man stood up and tried to take over the prayers but was stopped, the imam told Xinhua. A few minutes later the man reportedly stood up...
  • 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...
  • Chinese police shoot, kill 2 Uighurs(Commie shows no mercy on muslims)

    07/13/2009 5:24:26 PM PDT · by maccaca · 14 replies · 597+ views
    Chinese police shot and killed two Uighur men and injured a third Monday in northwestern Xinjiang province as security forces patrol the streets to clamp down on ethic violence. China's state-run Xinhua news agency said the deadly shooting occurred in the regional capital Urumqi as police tried to stop a group of Uighurs from attacking another Uighur man, said a report from Reuters. Three men used clubs and knives to attack a fourth man near a hospital, said Xinhua. Police fired warning shots before shooting at the three attackers, said the report. The man who was injured by police was...
  • Oil tank explodes at chemical factory in Urumqi: Xinhua+

    07/11/2009 9:30:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2009 | N/A
    An oil tank exploded at a chemical plant in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's restive Xinjiang region, on Sunday morning, the official Xinhua News Agency reported quoting firefighters. No casualties have been reported so far and the cause is being investigated, the report said. The explosion occurred around 10 a.m. at a refinery of China National Petroleum Corp. in northern Urumqi, Xinhua quoted city firefighters as saying.
  • Xinjiang violence: Views from China

    07/11/2009 9:08:34 PM PDT · by vivi · 4 replies · 735+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 10 July 2009 17:12 UK
    As the situation in Xinjiang calms down, people from across China discuss the cause of the unrest and the impact it might have on social stability in the future. Harry He, tradesman, Xian Uighurs believe this is their land, and it is. But Han Chinese have been settling down there since the Tang dynasty, when the Silk Route opened up new cities and new opportunities. Maybe the Chinese did rule Xinjiang with an iron first. But we are learning the lesson. Things have already got better for ethnic minorities. In some ways, they enjoy more privileges. For example I have...
  • Search for Han Chinese sister whose family were butchered by Uighurs

    07/11/2009 8:30:18 PM PDT · by vivi · 10 replies · 891+ views
    Timesonlie ^ | July 10, 2009 | Jane Macartney
    What was once a grocery shop is now a blackened mess. Two boys in shorts and singlets play in the rubble but the usual occupants are absent. Five days ago a Han Chinese family was butchered in this small shop — victims of the Uighurs who rampaged through Urumqi. Yu Dongzhi described how he clawed through the smoking ruins of the store to search for the family who lived there. He hoped to find his sister, Yu Xinli; her husband, Zhang Mingying; their 13-year-old son; her elderly mother-in-law; and a nephew aged 27. The police helped him to dig among...
  • About Those Chinese-Uighur Riots

    07/11/2009 4:31:40 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 7 replies · 832+ views
    Via E Mail CSN Group | 007/11/09 | J Kusumi
    What recently happened with Uighurs? There are four possible narratives about the Uighurs. (1.) This is not about separatism; (2.) This *is* about separatism; (3.) This started as harmonious, but it may lead to separatism; and (4.) This started out about separatism, but it will lead to harmony. In a process of elimination, we can immediately rule out narrative # 4. Nobody is feeling very harmonious about what recently happened. This article will analyze narratives # 1, 2, and 3. #1. This is not about separatism. In this case, to understand the Urumqi incident of 7.5 [July 5, 2009], it...
  • China Silences the Muslim World

    07/11/2009 11:07:14 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 39 replies · 1,252+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11 | Gordon G. Chang
    On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan announced his country will ask the UN Security Council to discuss the ethnic rioting that has scarred China’s Xinjiang region this week. Then he upped the rhetoric. “The incidents in China are, simply put, a genocide,” Erdogan said on Friday. “There’s no point in interpreting this otherwise.” On July 5, a peaceful demonstration by the local Uighurs,Turkic Muslims,apparently triggered a savage reaction by Chinese police, and that led to bloody clashes between enraged Uighurs and Hans, members of the majority ethnic group in China. The disturbances started in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang,and...
  • Search for Han Chinese sister whose family were butchered by Uighurs (beheaded by Muslims)

    07/09/2009 8:30:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 940+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | July 10, 2009 | Jane Macartney
    What was once a grocery shop is now a blackened mess. Two boys in shorts and singlets play in the rubble but the usual occupants are absent. Five days ago a Han Chinese family was butchered in this small shop — victims of the Uighurs who rampaged through Urumqi. Yu Dongzhi described how he clawed through the smoking ruins of the store to search for the family who lived there. He hoped to find his sister, Yu Xinli; her husband, Zhang Mingying; their 13-year-old son; her elderly mother-in-law; and a nephew aged 27. The police helped him to dig among...
  • Red China: Calm returns to riot city as troops patrol the streets - Death penalty for rioters

    07/09/2009 9:15:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 455+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/10/2009 | Jane Macartney in Urumqi
    The bustle of business and the roar of traffic returned to Urumqi yesterday as columns of troops miles long filled the streets in a show of might designed to reassure Han Chinese after Sunday’s riots. Throughout the day, lorries filled with paramilitaries and soldiers paraded slowly down city centre streets. Armoured personnel carriers, water cannon vehicles and vans equipped to fire teargas followed. Some vehicles were emblazoned with slogans such as “Smash the separatists” and “Bring peace to the city”. The Times counted a column of police that took 40 minutes to pass by. One witness counted 60 sets of...
  • Troops Pile Into China's Restive Urumqi, Some Calm Returns

    07/08/2009 10:21:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Times of India ^ | 9 Jul 2009
    Vehicles packed with Chinese security forces rolled back into Urumqi on Thursday, but there were tentative signs of life returning to normal in the restive city, AFP reporters witnessed. Long convoys of trucks emblazoned with slogans such as "Smash the separatists" and "Bring peace to the city" rumbled through the main streets of northwest Xinjiang's regional capital, where at least 156 people died in unrest here on Sunday. On Thursday morning, sirens and loudspeakers blared out from vehicles, and armed troops remained at barricades although there was a noticeable reduction in troops in some of the Uighur areas, an AFP...
  • Muslim states 'silent' on Uighurs

    07/09/2009 4:55:52 AM PDT · by milestogo · 21 replies · 1,098+ views
    Muslim states 'silent' on Uighurs A leading Uighur rights activist has criticised Muslim-majority countries for not speaking out against decades of alleged repression and persecution from the Chinese government. Speaking in Washington on Monday, Rebiya Kadeer, a businesswoman who was jailed for years in China before being released into exile in the US, hit out at what she said was decades of "brutal suppression" of Muslims in China's western Xinjiang region. Speaking after a day of unrest in Xinjiang left at least 150 people dead, Kadeer pointed to the lack of response from Muslim countries to the violence and 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...
  • China's Uighurs in the Liberal Media versus Our Conservative Values

    07/08/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT · by buszero · 50 replies · 695+ views
    We’ve all seen the disappearance of the word “terrorism” since Obama came to power. Such is the case with the Uyghurs. Do you remember when Bush was President, and he went to China for the Olympics last year? The terrorist threat that the Chinese government was facing was that the terrorist Uyghurs were going to attack. The American media and the leftist intellectuals have been out to de-bunk the fact that many factions of the Uyghurs are terrorists. This is consistent with the recent appeasement that the Obama Administration has been doing such that they will not use the words...
  • China's Hu Jintao skips G8 over Uighur violence

    07/07/2009 10:02:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 663+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 08, 2009
    CHINA'S President Hu Jintao has abandoned plans to attend a G8 summit in Italy, returning home early to deal with ethnic violence in the north-western region of Xinjiang that has left at least 156 dead in China's . The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on its website that Mr Hu had left for China "due to the situation" in energy-rich Xinjiang, which borders central Asia, where 156 people have been killed, 1080 injured and 1434 arrested in unrest between Han Chinese and Muslim Uighurs since Sunday. Late yesterday, mobs of Han Chinese wielding clubs, metal bars, cleavers and axes had melted...