Jihad group growing in China
As the learned analysts misinterpret American gains in Iraq as heralding the end of the global jihad movement, news from elsewhere is already showing how wrong they are. “Radical Islam stirs in China’s remote west,” by Ben Blanchard for Reuters, July 6 (thanks to Jihad Watch):
KASHGAR, China (Reuters) – In a backstreet of the old Silk Road city of Kashgar, the Chinese government has been spray-painting signs on dusty mud brick walls to warn against what it says is a new enemy — the Islamic Liberation Party.Better known as Hizb ut-Tahrir, the group says its goal is to establish a pan-national Muslim state, or Caliphate.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international jihadist organization.
China says Hizb ut-Tahrir are terrorists, and claim they operate in the far western region of Xinjiang, home to some 8 million Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs, many of whom chafe under Chinese rule.But the group, and some observers, say they do not espouse violence, and they accuse China of playing up the threat as an excuse to further crack down in restive Xinjiang, especially ahead of this summer’s Beijing Olympics.
They don’t espouse violence. They espouse Sharia. Does China want to live under Sharia? Do free people want to live under Sharia? Does it matter that Hizb ut-Tahrir won’t be blowing anyone up on its way to instituting this oppressive system?