* Its just amazing: if China was cracking down on Christians orÂ TibetansÂ or Falun Gong Â members, would they even notice? But when China gets tough on poor widdle Muslims there are American lawmakers who go apeshit. Now why would that be?
fromÂ AFP, July 12:
WASHINGTON (AFP) â€” US lawmakers on Friday “strongly condemned” what they called Beijing’s harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China’sÂ Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region.
Republican US lawmaker Frank Wolf
The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited “credible” reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to “the immediate execution of two” of them.
Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said.
These are “abuses of due process and rule of law,” said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank Wolf.
On the same day, they said, police in Urumchi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, reportedly killed five Uighur men who authorities claimed were part of a 15-member criminal gang allegedly trained for “holy war.”
“The Chinese government should not be permitted to use the ‘war on terror’ or Olympic security as a front to persecute the Uighurs,” Wolf said.
“These trials’ appear to be no more than a ploy to oppress religious freedom and ethnic minority groups,” he said.
* Come on you pussy: what’cha gonna do about it?
He called on the Chinese government to uphold the commitments made to the international community when awarded the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games and improve their human rights record.
“To this day, executions take place immediately after sentencing, trials are totally closed off to any observers and still happen in total secrecy,” McGovern said.
* Perhaps the US could learn something here…
Amnesty says Xinjiang is the only place in China where political prisoners are executed and subject to special forms of torture believed not used in other parts of the country.
The Uighur American Association in a statement urged Beijing to provide evidence to the international community to back claims of criminal charges leveled against the 15 Uighurs.
“The experience of Uighurs has shown that the Beijing regime is prone to manipulating threats of religious extremism and terrorism in order to crack down on peaceful dissent,” said association president Rebiya Kadeer.
Kadeer was a millionaire businesswoman and a high-profile Uighur political prisoner who became a symbol of the struggle of her eight-million-strong community.
She was deported to the United States following her release in March 2005 from six years of detention in Beijing. Her two sons are in jail.
* Hmm, and why would that be?
Chinese police have this year detained 82 suspected terrorists in Xinjiang who they said were planning to attack the Beijing Olympics, state media reported on Thursday.
The 82 belonged to five groups that “allegedly plotted sabotage against the Beijing Olympics,” Xinhua news agency reported, citing police.
It was the first time that Chinese officials had given a total number of suspects detained in a series of raids this year.
The Americans have spent two trillion dollars on Tarbaby Iraq, to prevent, rather than to encourage, ethnic and sectarian fissures from breaking apart Iraq, and possibly creating both a fault-line for Sunni-Shi’a hostilities, and a free Kurdistan that might have brought to the attention of the world’s non-Arab Muslims (who are 80% of the world’s Muslims) the ways in which Islam has and will always be a vehicle for Arab supremacism, as demonstrated not only by the Arab mass-murdering of Kurds in Iraq, but also by the mass-murdering of black African Muslims in Darfur, and the discrimination and persecution, the linguistic and cultural imperialism, from which Muslim Berbers in North Africa have suffered at Arab hands.
The Americans have lavished more than $65 billion on Egypt, and in so doing, have come to be regarded by those in Egypt as handmaids to the corrupt regime, of Mubarak and his Family-and-Friends Plan. For their pains, they have been subject to constant vilification in the Egyptian media and Egypt has become one of the most anti-American countries on earth. Meanwhile, Egypt continues to play a double-game to pretend to be a peacemaker as it pushes the “Palestinian” line in Gaza, and pretends to be working for an end to violence in Darfur, when it has really, all along, been running interference so that the Arabs in Khartoum can buy time, and complete their murderous task, before pretending to, finally, “make peace.”
The Americans have, along with the Europeas, lavished billions on the “Palestinian” Arabs, and have ignored the many billions that were already supplied by the Infidel taxpayers and that simply disappeared, poof, when Arafat died. And they continue to allow the “Palestinian” Arabs to think they can live forever on the Infidel dole, and not to come to grips with several hard truths:
One, if you spend all your time spending what you have on arms, and preparing or actually using them, because making war on Israel is the alpha and omega of your collective and individual existence, chances are even the most modest of livings will be beyond you.
Two, if your population is self-schooled and self-primitivized in hate, that hate cannot be undone, and no Infidels on earth should be expected to take any of you in, for you represent a tremendous and clear threat, not only to Jews in those Infidel lands, but to all Infidels. You can continue to conduct your public life as one vast Nuremberg Rally, continue to have posters and placards that reek of Rosenberg’s Der Stuermer, but don’t expect anyone in his right mind to think that you are now salvageable, that you can be brought back to reason, and able to live with other humans. You become like wild dogs, and are suitable only for being caged up. Don’t blame the Western world or Israel for that. You have done it, with a little help from other Arab Muslims, entirely to yourselves.
Three, you cannot continue to expect to be supported. This is the most farcical, longest-running, “refugee” crisis on earth. There have been hundreds of millions of refugees since World War II. The most coddled, the most supported, the most everythinged have been the so-called “Arab refugees” who promptly went on the UNRWA dole, and never got off (because no one ever dies), and meanwhile, local Arabs in the countires where some of these Arab refugees lived simply signed up themselves — they were indistinguishable, after all, from the Arabs already on the dole — in a massive case of welfare fraud, and the “internastional community” has plenty of cases of real refugees — especially of the Christians murdered in the Sudan, or Iraq, or elsewhere in the Mulsim world, or the Hindus hounded out of Kashmir, or Bangladesh — so that eventually there is going to be an enraged turning away by Infidels from this idiotic support for Muslms, not least because Arab and Muslim states, having received an entirely unmerited ten trillion dollars since 1973 alone, are now raking in more and more trillions, and buying up everything they can, but continuing to rely entirely on the U.N., and the Americans, and the Europeans, to pay for any and all poorer Arab Muslims who may not deserve, but nonetheless are getting, lots and lots of aid and attention.
Oh, did I forget to mention the $30 billion — that’s the real figure — lavished by the American government on Pakistan, our “ally” in the “war on terror” — for that’s what we have repeatedly been told — since 9/11/2001 alone? Have I a need to tell you about A. Q. Khan, and I.S.I. (in up to its neck in A. Q. Khan’s machinations, as he himself said a week or two ago)? About the Taliban, given refuge in Pakistan? About Al Qaeda (ditto)? About how the Pakistanis continue to thwart our every intelligent effort, and who are not our allies, and never were our allies, and cannot conceivably be our allies, though here and there, an odd Pakistani government official or two may recognize the need, here and there, to play ball or at least seem to, with the ever-credulous and ever-hopeful Americans.
Did you know that last week the American and European governments got together to pledge some ten billion dollars or so for the Muslims of Kosovo? Not for Serbia, with its refugees fleeing Musliims in Kosovo and Bosnia. Not for any other country on earth, but for Kosovo.
Shall I go on? Do you want more?
Do you get the picture? You do? Very well, then, you tell me:
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ July 12, 2008 12:41 PM