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Death toll in Chinese unrest reaches 140 [Muslim riot in China]
FinChannel.com ^ | 07/05/2010

Posted on 05/12/2010 10:32:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625

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 government as saying that a total of 57 people died in the riots. The others died later in hospital. The spokesman said the death toll could still increase.

Xinhua said order in the region was partially restored, but the situation was still "tense."

Chinese authorities said the unrest had been "instigated" by forces outside of China.

"It was instigated and directed from abroad, and carried out by outlaws in the country," an official statement said on May 3.

AFP news agency quoted general secretary of the Uighur American Association in Washington Alim Seytoff as saying that police had begun "indiscriminately" shooting at protesting crowds.

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.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; muslims; uighurs
The Chinese unrest doesn't seem to be getting much coverage from the MSM
1 posted on 05/12/2010 10:32:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625

The Chinese and Hindi populations are both very large ;the Muslims may start something that will see them finished.


2 posted on 05/12/2010 10:38:53 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham
The Chinese don't care that much for world opinion. I could see them cracking down heavily on the Uighurs.

I could also see them giving opportunities and incentives to Uighur women to get jobs elsewhere in China far away from Uighur men, working next to Chinese men eager to find a girlfriend.

3 posted on 05/12/2010 10:42:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: hoosierham

Hindi? You mean, Han?


4 posted on 05/12/2010 10:47:43 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: PapaBear3625

As the Russians dealt with the Somali pirates (glub-glub-glub), the Muslim jihadist types best realize that the Chinese do not care about world opinion, miranda rights or other assorted BS. They will grind you into dust without a care or concern. It’d be great if we had the same mindset while fighting a war for our survival.


5 posted on 05/12/2010 10:49:41 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: JPG

The Chinese have successfully fended off the Muslims for 1000 years.

I don’t see that changing.


6 posted on 05/12/2010 10:54:39 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: James C. Bennett
Hindi? You mean, Han?

Both China and India have restive Muslim populations.

7 posted on 05/12/2010 10:55:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Anybody remember the pictures of the riot police they sent in there last time? HA!


8 posted on 05/12/2010 10:56:22 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: JPG
The Chinese Han population is also unabashedly for the Han. Not that many self-loathing Han Chinese.

They will do what they feel is necessary, and not apologize to anyone.

9 posted on 05/12/2010 10:57:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Does Mark Steyn lurk? He’s always looking for news for Uighar Wednesdays.


10 posted on 05/12/2010 10:58:05 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (we now live in a post-Obamapacolyptic world)
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To: James C. Bennett
China is also getting Pakistan to cooperate in hunting down Uighur terror leaders and training camps in Pakistan:
Times of India: Uighur leader killed in Pakistan

BEIJING: Pakistan and China have "broken the back" of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which China accuses of orchestrating attacks in its restive Xinjiang region, Pakistan's Interior Minister said in Beijing on Friday.

An alleged leader of the group, about which little is known, has been killed, Rehman Malik said at the end of a visit to discuss security cooperation between the two countries.

China has granted long-standing ally Pakistan a $180 million loan to purchase police equipment, including armoured personnel carriers and bullet-proof jackets, Malik told reporters.


11 posted on 05/12/2010 11:03:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: The Toll
You mean like these riot police?


12 posted on 05/12/2010 11:08:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Correct.

When America finally does become irrelevant I hope China takes over rather than Islam.


13 posted on 05/12/2010 11:08:35 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: hoosierham
The Chinese and Hindi populations are both very large; the Muslims may start something that will see them finished.

One can only hope.

14 posted on 05/12/2010 11:10:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: PapaBear3625

O released the muslim terrorists from China.

IIRC he sent them of to paradise in Bermuda.


15 posted on 05/12/2010 11:10:59 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: JPG

Most of the Muslim minority in China have been badly treated by ethnic Hans and very few are radicalized. My cousin who has visited that area of western China worries that the harsh treatment of all minorities, particularly Tibetans and Uighurs, will foment unrest in later years.

The Uighurs he knows are mostly professionals and not very religious. Like the Tibetans, they would like more control of their own communities in what is supposed to be an autonomous region. However, Han migrants are replacing Uighurs on apartment waiting lists and that is just one thing causing friction.


16 posted on 05/12/2010 11:14:17 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Carley

Because terrorists have a right to live without fear of any government retribution or any immediate threat to their safety and well being in Zero’s world.

Did anyone even read them their rights?

Oh the horror!


17 posted on 05/12/2010 11:17:29 AM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Two factions of Team Obama (namely, the Muslims and the Chinese Communists) are killing each other.


18 posted on 05/12/2010 11:17:50 AM PDT by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: PapaBear3625
"Unrest"... How I loathe that euphamistic, Orwellian word!

They are RIOTS.

Use the word: RIOTS.

19 posted on 05/12/2010 11:21:54 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Hmmm....I seem to remember a couple hundred thousand.


20 posted on 05/12/2010 11:37:08 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: PapaBear3625

Hard to know who to root for.


21 posted on 05/12/2010 11:42:40 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: PapaBear3625
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.

Why does this sound like the start of a really, really bad 70's kung fu flick?

22 posted on 05/12/2010 11:43:17 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Retired Greyhound

“When America finally does become irrelevant I hope China takes over rather than Islam.”

Better start shopping at Wal-Mart.


23 posted on 05/12/2010 11:55:05 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: NeoCaveman

“Does Mark Steyn lurk? He’s always looking for news for Uighar Wednesdays.”

My thoughts exactly.


24 posted on 05/12/2010 11:55:35 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Vision Thing
Two factions of Team Obama (namely, the Muslims and the Chinese Communists) are killing each other.

There are 8 million Uighurs, and about a billion Han Chinese. I'm going to bet on the Chinese.

Even if all the rest of the Muslim world shows up to party, I'm betting on the Chinese.

25 posted on 05/12/2010 12:19:02 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: TChris
"Unrest"... How I loathe that euphamistic, Orwellian word! They are RIOTS. Use the word: RIOTS.

Or perhaps "Civil War", which is what you would need to start calling it if the death rate gets much higher.

26 posted on 05/12/2010 12:25:24 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Muslims vs Han Chinese Colonists. Pass the popcorn.


27 posted on 05/12/2010 1:36:04 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: rmlew

It’s actually a pretty interesting situation. Rational ChiComs would not want Islam inside their borders. But openly suppressing Islam would lead to jihad. Meanwhile the Uighur areas are attractive places to send their excess population to.


28 posted on 05/12/2010 2:15:26 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Rational ChiComs would not want Islam inside their borders.
Then they should stop occupying East Turkestan.

But openly suppressing Islam would lead to jihad. Meanwhile the Uighur areas are attractive places to send their excess population to.
And all those people who go ballistic when Jews build in Jerusalem are silent.

29 posted on 05/12/2010 2:16:45 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: rmlew
Then they should stop occupying East Turkestan.

That's the issue. They desire the land, but not the people who currently occupy it. They may solve the problem the way we dealt with the Native Americans.

And all those people who go ballistic when Jews build in Jerusalem are silent.

The Israelis are vulnerable to shifting public opinion. The ChiComs do not care.

It's like South Africa. The Russians had horrible human rights records, but everybody piled on South Africa. Why? Because they could have an impact on South Africa, and the Russians did not care. Or if you made them care, they would respond with KGB hit teams against their bigger critics.

30 posted on 05/12/2010 3:31:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I think this report is about the unrest in July 2009. The dates May 2010 are apparently erroneous.


31 posted on 05/12/2010 6:31:09 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: James C. Bennett

No,Hindi,as in India.


32 posted on 05/13/2010 1:44:54 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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