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    China - 21 dead in terrorist attack

    21 dead in Xinjiang terrorist clash

    URUMQI, April 24 (Xinhua) -- A violent clash between suspected terrorists and authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has left 21 people dead, including 15 community workers and police officers and six of the suspects, local authorities said on Wednesday. The attacks happened around Tuesday noon in a town of Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, some 1,200 km southwest of Urumqi, regional capital of Xinjiang. Three community workers discovered suspicious individuals and knives in the home of a local resident. They then reported the situation to their supervisors via phone, but were seized by the suspects who had been hiding in the house.

    Police officers and community officials from the township rushed to the scene, but were attacked and killed by the suspects, who also killed the three community workers they had seized earlier and burned the house. Other police officers who arrived at the scene shot the suspects and got the situation under control. Two other people from the authorities were also injured in the clash, and eight terrorist suspects were captured. An initial investigation has indicated that the suspects are all terrorists who were planning on violent attacks. Further investigation into the case is under way.
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    This occurred in the restive Muslim province of Xinjiang. Makes you wonder how much of this happens in China.

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    The Chinese govt calls all protesting non-Han Chinese citizens as "terrorists".

    Cheers!...on the rocks!!

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    Even when they're violent and armed and Greedo shoots first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inst View Post
    Even when they're violent and armed and Greedo shoots first?
    In today's world, people armed with knives are not terrorists. What weapons were siezed from the dead "terrorists"?

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    The real irony is that the words, terrorists and terrorism, are magic words or window dressing for those governments who have propaganda goals or agendas to push and wish to silence those who would dare to question the moves and actions of the government in power

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    But LT, BM, don't the Chinese and us have a common enemy here?

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    Hitesh, you were saying ...

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    The Chinese have a strict arms control policy on firearms which is why, in China, you get incidents where instead of school shootings, as in the United States, you get school stabbings where deranged individuals run around stabbing kids.

    In a Chinese context, knives are potentially dangerous weapons; and IIRC, the favored weapons of Chinese mafia is not a broadsword as some would imagine, but a Chinese kitchen cleaver, because these are easy to get and you have some level of plausible deniability when caught with them, and being designed to be a multipurpose kitchen tool apparently extends to being a useful weapon.

    And after all, the Uighurs in this case ended up seizing unarmed government workers as hostages and managed to kill 15 people before they were subdued.

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    I am not as well read or travelled or experienced as most of you guys.

    But I must ask, seeing as this involves violent civil unrest in essentially a non-religious country.

    Is there any country around the world where a sizeable muslim minority is not at loggerheads with the majority population?

    Alternatively, one can ask the question in a different way.

    What is the one common link between a vast majority of the geographically, culturally, ethnically, racially, liguistically, economically, socially, and politically disparate conflict hot spots around the world today?

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    Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inst View Post
    Singapore.
    Really?

    1964 race riots in Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "On 21 July 1964, about 25,000 Malays gathered at the Padang, Singapore to celebrate Muhammad's birthday. 212 Muslim organisations participated in the rally. By 1 pm on 21 July 1964, 25 thousand Muslims gathered on the Padang. At 2 pm, the Yang di-Pertuan Negara, Singapore's head of state, made a formal address. Muslims were urged to follow Islamic teachings and be "patient, forebearing and industrious". At 3:30 pm, the crowd was supposed to form a celebratory procession from the Padang to St Andrews Road, Beach Road, Arab Street, Victoria Street, Kallang Road, and eventually to Lorong 12, Geylang.

    After the speeches, the procession of Malays went from the Padang and headed to Geylang. Along the way, a few Chinese onlookers jeered or threw items like bottles at the Malay marchers who had been shouting Allah-o-Akbar ("God is great") and other Islamic slogans loudly. A small group of marchers broke away from the procession. A policeman asked members of the small group that dispersed to rejoin the procession. Instead of obeying the orders, members of that small group attacked the policeman.

    The riots were reported to have started at about 5:00 p.m. between Kallang and Geylang Serai, near the former Kallang Gasworks. The government declared a curfew at 9.30 p.m. to restore order, but in the first day of rioting, 23 people were killed and 454 injured.[1]

    The curfew was lifted at 6 a.m. the next morning. However, with the situation remaining tense, the curfew was reimposed. It was only lifted for short periods to allow people to buy food. The curfew was not completely lifted until 2 August 1964, 11 days after the start of the riots.

    After the riots, goodwill committees were set up made up of community leaders from the various racial groups. The main job of these leaders was to help restore peace and harmony between the Malays and ethnic Chinese by addressing the concerns of the residents. There was significant damage to property and vehicles.

    The government arrested about 3,000 people, including 600 secret society members and 256 people charged with possession of dangerous weapons. The rest were arrested for violating the curfew.
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    Does not sound very "racial" to me.

    Especially in the context of a nation state that has a smaller population than the city I live in.

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    Don't know very much about Singapore's history, do you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfella View Post
    Don't know very much about Singapore's history, do you?
    I sense sarcasm here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfella View Post
    Don't know very much about Singapore's history, do you?
    All I did was type Singapore Muslim and Violence into Google.

    As I said, not as well read travelled or experienced as most of you.

    But what I lack in those, I make up in my willingness to learn.

    You willing to school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doppelganger View Post
    I am not as well read or travelled or experienced as most of you guys.

    But I must ask, seeing as this involves violent civil unrest in essentially a non-religious country.

    Is there any country around the world where a sizeable muslim minority is not at loggerheads with the majority population?

    Alternatively, one can ask the question in a different way.

    What is the one common link between a vast majority of the geographically, culturally, ethnically, racially, liguistically, economically, socially, and politically disparate conflict hot spots around the world today?
    The problem with this typically infantile formulation is that it doesn't even bother to examine something as simple as 'are muslims perpetrator or victim'? (along with dozens of other pertinent questions). Under this forumation the victimization of a Muslim minority in Myanmar is the same as an Al Qaida attack in the US. The only purpose of bullshit like this is to buttress a prejudice, not to inform or understand.


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