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Uighurs (Muslims) Kill 140 Plus In China

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

A video grab from CCTV shows protesters fighting security forces in Urumqi, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China July 5, 2009.

Ethnic riots spread in China’s west; 140 killed

By William Foreman, Associated Press Writer

URUMQI, China – Riots and street battles killed at least 140 people in China’s western Xinjiang province and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials said Monday the death toll was expected to rise.

Police sealed off streets in parts of the provincial capital, Urumqi, after discord between ethnic Muslim Uighur people and China’s Han majority erupted into violence. Witnesses reported a new, smaller protest Monday in a second city, Kashgar…

Columns of paramilitary police in green camouflage uniforms, helmets and flak vests marched Monday around Urumqi’s main bazaar — a largely Uighur neighborhood — carrying batons and shields. Mobile phone service was blocked, and Internet links were also cut or slowed down.

Rioters on Sunday overturned barricades, attacked vehicles and houses, and clashed violently with police in Urumqi, according to media and witness accounts. State television aired footage showing protesters attacking and kicking people on the ground. Other people, who appeared to be Han Chinese, sat dazed with blood pouring down their faces.

There was little immediate explanation for how so many people died. The government accused a Uighur businesswoman living in the U.S. of inciting the riots through phone calls and "propaganda" spread on Web sites.

Exile groups said the violence started only after police began cracking down on a peaceful protest demanding justice for two Uighurs killed last month during a fight with Han co-workers at a factory in southern China…

Internet access was blocked or unusually slow in Urumqi on Monday. Videos and text updates about the riots were removed from China-based social networking sites such as Youku, a YouTube-like video service, and Fanfou, a Chinese micro-blogging Web site similar to Twitter.

A Fanfou search for posts with the key word Urumqi turned up zero results while Twitter, which is hosted overseas, yielded hundreds of comments in Chinese and English. Major Chinese portals such as Sina.com, Sohu.com and 163.com relied solely on Xinhua for news of the event and turned off the comment function at the bottom of the stories so people could not publicly react…

[M]any Chinese believe the Uighurs are backward and ungrateful for the economic development the Chinese have brought to the poor region.

Wu Nong, director of the news office of the Xinjiang provincial government, said more than 260 vehicles were attacked or set on fire in Sunday’s unrest and 203 shops were damaged. She said 140 people were killed and 828 injured in the violence…

Chinese officials singled out the leader of the association — Rebiya Kadeer, a former prominent Xinjiang businesswoman now living in Washington — for inciting the violence.

"Rebiya had phone conversations with people in China on July 5 in order to incite, and Web sites such as Uighurbiz.cn and Diyarim.com were used to orchestrate the incitement and spread propaganda," Xinjiang Governor Nur Bekri said on television early Monday.

Xinjiang’s top Communist Party official, Wang Lequan, called the incident "a profound lesson learned in blood."

"We must tear away Rebiya’s mask and let the world see her true nature," Wang said…

When Muslims ‘ethnicize.’

Mind you, these are the same Uighurs that our watchdog media assured us were so wonderfully peaceful.

The same Uighurs that our media masters demanded be released from Guantanamo.

Maybe the Chinese should send them all to Bermuda.

A video grab from CCTV shows an overturned police car in Urumqi, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China July 6, 2009.

By the way, AP, this is what real clashes with the police look like.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 6th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Uighurs (Muslims) Kill 140 Plus In China”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    The AP has a lot of gall using the “W” word regarding chicom islamofacist. Maybe there is a lesson to be learned on how to deal with the rising tide of hate bred Muslims attacking everybody………..everywhere! (To hell with PC)

  2. beautyofreason says:

    It’s sad to hear of so many people dead. On the bright side, we can assume that Chinese newspapers won’t stream glossy photo spreads of these Uighurs licking ice cream or frolicking in the surf, as the NYT did for the Guantanamo detainees.

    • catie says:

      Beauty, I was thinking the same thing.

    • jobeth says:

      Me too. First thing that came to my mind.

      I wonder how fast our suntanned, misunderstood, falsely imprisoned little guys will be going back to the killing fields from which they were forcefully removed in order to live among the “infidel” satans.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    Certainly there’s no doubt that this violence is an alarming and chaotic show of how not to air one’s grievances.

    That being said I’m not convinced of any of the ‘facts’ of this scenario. This is an AP article and this was the ChiComs – it’s probably a case of the wrong verse the wronger, I just can’t figure out which group is which.

    But hey, this would be a great example of why Marx demanded the abolition of the faiths right?

  4. GetBackJack says:

    That dang Religion of Peace.

    I must be confused over the definition of Peace, because all these sons of unwed mothers are EVER doing is murdering, killing, blowing up shiat and burning down everybody else’s stuff.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “There was little immediate explanation for how so many people died. The government accused a Uighur businesswoman living in the U.S. of inciting the riots through phone calls and “propaganda” spread on Web sites.”

    Yup….because obviously…it’s not the fault of anyone (or ones) over THERE! It’s that damned meddling US again.

    Imagine…one person….causing all that, from 6,000 miles away. Such power over all of China. How embarrassing.

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