Muslim minority riots erupt in China'...

Muslim minority riots erupt in China's west

There are 425 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jul 5, 2009, titled Muslim minority riots erupt in China's west. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Protesters from a Muslim ethnic group clashed with police in China's far west Sunday, with activists saying police fired shots in the air and used batons to disperse a crowd that had swelled to nearly 1,000. State media said at least three ethnic Han Chinese were killed, while an activist group said one demonstrator may have died.

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TomT

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Jul 5, 2009
Trouble everywhere...same culprits, same excuse...
Live long and prosper, to EVERYONE, for crying out loud!!
Pacific Northwest

AOL

#2 Jul 6, 2009
Yes, a huge Muslim Temple going into the lot next to mine. So it begins
Embrace the Hate

Chico, CA

#4 Jul 6, 2009
expect lawsuits left and right as muslims are a very thinned skinned people. They actually tried to sue a woman in Britain for having a collection of porcelein pigs on her window sill. They wanted her to remove them because it "offended islam"! She had lived in the same neighborhood for 47 years. Incidence like this one have happened with ever increasing numbers since muslims have gained a majority. Good luck. It all happened after they built mosques.(3 hrs ago | post #3)
Teacher

Australia

#5 Jul 6, 2009
Chinese government always being abusive when it comes to human right in its illegally occupied territories after 1945 like tibet and western china used to be called east turkmenistan.
It is not a religious issue both occupied territories suffer very heavily under Chinese rule and police.
Boycott China

Windsor, CT

#6 Jul 6, 2009
Teacher wrote:
Chinese government always being abusive when it comes to human right in its illegally occupied territories after 1945 like tibet and western china used to be called east turkmenistan.
It is not a religious issue both occupied territories suffer very heavily under Chinese rule and police.
It is kind of interesting that the Chinese government is one of the biggest supporters of the Ayatollahs in Iran. This makes it quite clear that the mullahs in Iran are only interested in power no matter what it does to the people of Iran. I encourage all lovers of freedom to stop buying goods made in China
Waldo

Palm Bay, FL

#7 Jul 6, 2009
Pacific Northwest wrote:
Yes, a huge Muslim Temple going into the lot next to mine. So it begins


I didn't realize that Muslims built temples. And what kind of temple do you have next to the Muslim one they are building? As to "So it begins", what is beginning? Stupidity?
Waldo

Palm Bay, FL

#8 Jul 6, 2009
Embrace the Hate wrote:
expect lawsuits left and right as muslims are a very thinned skinned people. They actually tried to sue a woman in Britain for having a collection of porcelein pigs on her window sill. They wanted her to remove them because it "offended islam"! She had lived in the same neighborhood for 47 years. Incidence like this one have happened with ever increasing numbers since muslims have gained a majority. Good luck. It all happened after they built mosques.(3 hrs ago | post #3)
Yes I am sure the Uyghurs are going to start "lawsuits" against the Chinese government. That happens all the time in China. You don't know too much about China.
uh Clem

United States

#9 Jul 6, 2009
Religion of Peace in the Workers Paradise.
Everything is as it should be in the best of all possible worlds.
Boycott USA

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

#10 Jul 6, 2009
Boycott China wrote:
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It is kind of interesting that the Chinese government is one of the biggest supporters of the Ayatollahs in Iran. This makes it quite clear that the mullahs in Iran are only interested in power no matter what it does to the people of Iran. I encourage all lovers of freedom to stop buying goods made in China
It is kind of interesting that the US government is one of the biggest supporters of the Ayatollahs in Iran. This makes it quite clear when they decided attack IRAQ, the sworn enemy of IRAN. USA knows that the mullahs in Iran are only interested in power no matter what it does to the people of Iran. I encourage all lovers of freedom to stop buying all US products e.g. Nike, Coca Cola, McDonald, KFC etc.
Australian X-Files

Aberfeldie, Australia

#11 Jul 6, 2009
Embrace the Hate wrote:
expect lawsuits left and right as muslims are a very thinned skinned people. They actually tried to sue a woman in Britain for having a collection of porcelein pigs on her window sill. They wanted her to remove them because it "offended islam"! She had lived in the same neighborhood for 47 years. Incidence like this one have happened with ever increasing numbers since muslims have gained a majority. Good luck. It all happened after they built mosques.(3 hrs ago | post #3)
They actually tried to sue a woman in Britain for having a collection of porcelein pigs on her window?
Here in Melbourne, Australia the TV News showed that the Bible was removed from a Christian's Hospital because a Muslim woman started to scream and fainted to the floor when she heard someone read from the Bible that no one can have sex in Heaven because the human flesh cannot exist in Heaven. The small Church inside the Hospital did not have a cross neither the Bible because the Pastor said that the Christian's Hospital did not want to get Sued or "offend Islam"! The funny thing is that even the Piano was removed from the Hospital small Church according to the TV News. How can a Piano "offended islam"? The world is going crazy.

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jul 6, 2009
Embrace the Hate wrote:
expect lawsuits left and right as muslims are a very thinned skinned people. They actually tried to sue a woman in Britain for having a collection of porcelein pigs on her window sill. They wanted her to remove them because it "offended islam"! She had lived in the same neighborhood for 47 years. Incidence like this one have happened with ever increasing numbers since muslims have gained a majority. Good luck. It all happened after they built mosques.(3 hrs ago | post #3)
And what the HELL does your rant have to do with the turmoil in Chinia. Britain is on the other side of the friggin' world!

Only a hate-filled mental midget would assert "muslims have gained a majority" in Britain! Last figure I heard was less than 4%.

"Muslims represent 8-9 percent of the population in France, compared with 3-4 percent in the UK and Germany." http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Religion...

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Jul 6, 2009
Glenn Greenwald asked the provocative question
and the haters on this forum have demonstrated the validity of his comments:

WHAT IF THE UIGHURS WERE CHRISTIAN RATHER THAN MUSLIM?
“According to The New York Times this morning, violent clashes between Chinese government forces and Muslim Uighurs -- that country's long-oppressed minority -- have left at least 140 people dead and close to 1,000 injured. This incident in Western China highlights an important fact about America's "War on Terror."

Just imagine if the Uighurs were a Christian -- rather than Muslim -- minority, battling against the tyrannical Communist regime in Beijing, resisting various types of persecution, and demanding religious freedom. THEY WOULD BE LIONIZED BY AMERICA'S RIGHT, as similar Christian minorities, oppressed by tyrannical regimes, automatically are. Episodes like these -- where a declared Tyranny like China violently acts against citizens with whom we empathize -- are ones about which, in general, the American political class loves to sermonize.

BUT THE UIGHURS ARE MUSLIM, NOT CHRISTIAN, AND HOSTILITY TOWARDS THEM THUS EASILY OUTWEIGHS THE OPPORTUNITY THEY PRESENT TO UNDERMINE THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. Rather than support and venerate them, we instead spent this decade declaring them to be "enemy combatants" and locking them up in Guantanamo -- despite the fact that they have never evinced any interest in doing anything other than resisting Chinese persecution, and have certainly never taken actions against the U.S.(as even the Bush administration ultimately admitted). Yet even now, both Congress and the administration actively block release into the U.S. even of those Uighurs we wrongfully imprisoned for years, while the Right screams with outrage -- and fear -- over the administration's commendable efforts to find a home for them elsewhere.

For all the serious analysis about the War on Terror, so much of it has been driven by nothing more complex or noble than sheer hostility towards Muslims. Muslims generally -- not just Al Qaeda -- replaced Communists as our New Enemy and became the new enabling force for our endless state of War and never-ending expansions of executive power. Rather obviously, the Uighurs were swept into the Enemy category solely by virtue of their status as Muslims. What more compelling evidence of that could be imagined than the fact that we imprisoned -- and continue to imprison -- people at Guantanamo whose only political interest is in resisting oppression by the Chinese government?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/06-4
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#14 Jul 6, 2009
Watch out. The "spread" around the world is getting more intense.

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Jul 6, 2009
Waldo wrote:
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I didn't realize that Muslims built temples. And what kind of temple do you have next to the Muslim one they are building? As to "So it begins", what is beginning? Stupidity?
Oh Yeah - They build those temples right next to the Catholic Synagogues, Mormon Masques, and Jewish Cathedrals.

Gotta watch them Mooslems too....they've been know to eat Kosher hot dogs!
Huhu

Beijing, China

#16 Jul 6, 2009
The terrorists killed at least 140 persons in Urumqi with different races. The target is civilian and the terrorists try to make CHina unstable.
Huhu

Beijing, China

#17 Jul 6, 2009
Why did so many educated western people support Previous Slavery System by Dalai Lama in Tibet?
What do you want to do?
uh Clem

United States

#18 Jul 6, 2009
Huhu wrote:
Why did so many educated western people support Previous Slavery System by Dalai Lama in Tibet?
What do you want to do?
No-one really supports the Dalai Lama or Tibetan people. It's just for show. Western liberals love a hopeless cause. And there are not many more hopeless than getting China out of Tibet. SO... "Free Tibet!" Since it's hopeless, no analysis is needed, no action is possible, might as well go surfing, with the smug sympathy for the inevitable. It's perfect.
DUH

United States

#19 Jul 6, 2009
Huhu wrote:
Why did so many educated western people support Previous Slavery System by Dalai Lama in Tibet?
What do you want to do?
BECAUSE ITS THEIR COUNTRY NOT CHINAS
Stone them

United States

#20 Jul 6, 2009
PlacitasRoy wrote:
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Oh Yeah - They build those temples right next to the Catholic Synagogues, Mormon Masques, and Jewish Cathedrals.
Gotta watch them Mooslems too....they've been know to eat Kosher hot dogs!
Those mosloms sure know what to do about them queers though!
Stone them

United States

#21 Jul 6, 2009
**** = q-u-e-e-r-s

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