Muslim Riots In China, 140 Roasted, 800 Wounded

“Xinjiang’s eight million Uighurs have complained of political, cultural and religious persecution by Beijing and there have been repeated calls by Uighurs for independence.”

Asia Plus has more…

140 slain as Muslims riot in China

Pamela: Remember those cuddly Uighurs whom the Obama Administration wanted to release into the American civilian population?

Remember the Chinese Muslims (Uighurs) whom Obama released from GITMO to the beautiful pink beaches of Bermuda (on your dime)?  Here are pictures of the Chinese Muslims in Bermuda, on your dime. Their “brothers” in China are violently rioting and destroying.

Excerpts:

“Hundreds of rioters have been arrested, the official Xinhua news agency reported, after rock-throwing Uighur people took to the streets of the regional capital on Sunday, some burning and smashing vehicles and confronting ranks of anti-riot police.”

hmmm -rock throwing, car burning, … just like muslims in “Palestine”, Paris, Pakistan, India,

China says 140 dead in Xinjiang riot, blames separatists Yahoo (hat tip Choi) 

Deadly Riots Erupt in Western China (hat yip John J)

 The BBC are saying that muslims “were involved” which is BBC code for “they started the trouble and now are playing the victim card”. They always play it down when it involves one of their pet projects.

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“140 slain as Chinese riot police, Muslims clash in northwestern city,” by Barbara Demick for the Los Angeles Times, July 6 (thanks to JW):

Muslims in China start riots, Fox headlines story “China Muslims Target of Deadly Riots”

“Rioters on Sunday overturned barricades, attacking vehicles and houses, and clashed violently with police, 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. The demonstrators had been demanding justice for two Uighurs killed last month during a fight with Han Chinese co-workers at a factory in southern China.”

So in what sense are the “China Muslims” the “target” here? It looks as if they are fairly efficiently targeting the Han Chinese.

But in the mainstream media, of course, Muslims are always the victims, no matter what.

An update on this story. “China Muslims Target of Deadly Riots,” from FoxNews, July 6 (thanks to JW):

Violent street battles killed at least 140 people and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit China’s western Xinjiang region in decades, and the Chinese government blamed Uighur exiles for stoking the unrest.

Continued below…

Hard to Believe the Lovable Uighurs Could Be Involved in Terrorism . . .

Chinese Uighur terrorists 
NRO — Andy McCarthy 
. . . even though the ones we were holding at Gitmo were trained in al-Qaeda-affiliated camps. 

The Wall Street Journal (as flagged in the NRO web briefing) reports on rioting in China by Uighur “students” that has left scores dead and hundreds wounded. The “students,” described elsewhere in the story as from a “predominantly Muslim ethnic group[, which has] long chafed at restrictions on their civil liberties and religious practices imposed by a Chinese government fearful of political dissent,” expressed their dissent by torching cars and buses, as well as — according to accounts of some witnesses to state-controlled media — rampaging “with big knives stabbing people” on the street.

Thanks to Counter Terror

Continued: Muslims start riots:

Security forces have clamped down on the city of Urumqi and set up checkpoints to catch any fleeing rioters, state media reported, after tensions between ethnic Muslim Uighur people and China’s Han majority erupted into riots.

Rioters on Sunday overturned barricades, attacking vehicles and houses, and clashed violently with police, 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.

The demonstrators had been demanding justice for two Uighurs killed last month during a fight with Han Chinese co-workers at a factory in southern China….

On Sunday, about 1,000 to 3,000 people had gathered Sunday in the regional capital for the protest that apparently span out of control. Accounts differed over what happened, but the violence seemed to have started when the crowd of protesters refused to disperse.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported hundreds of people were arrested. Mobile phone service provided by at least one company was cut Monday to stop people from organizing further action in Xinjiang.

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 houses were damaged. She said 140 people were killed and 828 injured in the violence.

She did not say how many of the victims were Han or Uighurs…

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