Skip to comments.Death toll in Chinese unrest reaches 140 [Muslim riot in China]
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.
The Chinese and Hindi populations are both very large ;the Muslims may start something that will see them finished.
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.
Hindi? You mean, Han?
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.
The Chinese have successfully fended off the Muslims for 1000 years.
I don’t see that changing.
Both China and India have restive Muslim populations.
Anybody remember the pictures of the riot police they sent in there last time? HA!
They will do what they feel is necessary, and not apologize to anyone.
Does Mark Steyn lurk? He’s always looking for news for Uighar Wednesdays.
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.
When America finally does become irrelevant I hope China takes over rather than Islam.
One can only hope.
O released the muslim terrorists from China.
IIRC he sent them of to paradise in Bermuda.
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.
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!
Two factions of Team Obama (namely, the Muslims and the Chinese Communists) are killing each other.
They are RIOTS.
Use the word: RIOTS.
Hmmm....I seem to remember a couple hundred thousand.
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