Skip to comments.China executes two for ‘terrorist’ attack in Xinjiang
Posted on 04/09/2009 12:27:18 AM PDT by nickcarraway
China executed two people in restive far-west Xinjiang on Thursday after a court convicted them over attacks on police last August, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The brief report did not give details of the executed. But it said they were found guilty over a terrorist attack on a frontier citys border police that left 17 dead and which came amid tightened security ahead of the Beijing Summer Olympics.
Almost half of Xinjiangs population are Uighur, a largely Muslim group with a culture and language close to other Turkic parts of central Asia. Many Uighurs resent religious and cultural controls imposed by Beijing and an inflow of Han Chinese migrants.
On Wednesday, China announced that two people were sentenced to death over riots in Tibets regional capital Lhasa last year.
“Frontier” has connotations of an imperial, expansive border.
>> frontier citys
>Frontier has connotations of an imperial, expansive border.
Funny thing, I had a different image pop into my mind when I read that. I saw ChiComs in cowboy hats with six-guns, riding horses and chasing Indians.
Yeah that’s right... kind of the same image really. ‘cept in America that period ended 100 years ago..
Where is the outcry over torturing Muslims?
> Yeah thats right... kind of the same image really. cept in America that period ended 100 years ago..
With America it was an exciting, mostly-magical Golden Age, and it left behind an amazing legacy.
With the ChiComs, at best it will be a bloodthisty tragi-comedy that will leave behind a shambolic mess.
Why am I not surprised that the terrorists were muslims?
You have to give them credit for administering swift justice, something we only give lip service to. I also like their method. Fast, practical, no nonsense.
I admire it too. Say what you will, their government treats criminal filth like criminals.
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