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China: Jihadists hijack truck, kill driver, plough truck into crowd on sidewalk, and murder six people at random.

31st July 2011

Read it.

But it’s all right — they were responding to decades of oppression, doncha know.

3 Responses to “China: Jihadists hijack truck, kill driver, plough truck into crowd on sidewalk, and murder six people at random.”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    I have never to date seen a story so mis-labeled or an issue so misrepresented as this one.

    This attack had nothing to do with “Jihad”, which I understand to be the attempt to establish some nebulous Caliphate which includes the subjugation of non-Muslims and the establishment of sharia law.

    This attack is a purely internal issue wherein the Uighers are fighting to keep the Han Chinese from swamping them through immigration and effectively eliminating their home-grown culture. It’s an internal civil conflict, similar to that of Chechnya or the Mayan littoral of Mexico.

  2. RealRick Says:

    Chechnya is 94% Muslim. That makes it pretty much impossible to say that religion is not involved. Quite a few Chechens have gone to Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban. None are ever taken prisoner because they have such a reputation for brutality that the Afghan Nat. Army immediately kills any that get captured.

    The Chinese reaction – at least per the story – seems to be remarkably restrained. In the Mao era, the reaction would have probably been pretty extreme.

  3. Dennis Nagle Says:

    “None are ever taken prisoner because they have such a reputation for brutality that the Afghan Nat. Army immediately kills any that get captured.”
    This sounds apocryphal, at best. Do you have any substantiation?

    And the religious composition of Chechnya isn’t in question, here. Or are you taking the position that any war of independence that includes substatial numbers of Muslims must, ipso facto, be jihadist?