Needless to say, the attackers were adherents of the Religion Of The Perpetually Outraged.
BEIJING — Two men armed with knives and explosives ambushed a military police unit in China’s majority Muslim northwest Monday morning, killing 16 officers and wounding 16 others before being arrested, according to the state media.
Officials suggested the attackers were associated with a murky separatist movement seeking independence for China’s Uighur minority, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people who dominate the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Details were reported by Xinhua, the official news agency, and could not be independently verified Monday.
Separatists, my foot! These monsters are terrorists, plain and simple, who believe their religion gives them the right to kill people. You see the same pattern in Kosovo, Israel and now China.
According to those accounts, two men driving a dump truck rammed their vehicle into the jogging soldiers, killing or wounding 10. The attackers jumped out of the truck, stabbing the soldiers with knives, and then lobbed homemade bombs at the barracks, although they exploded outside the compound, Xinhua said. The police arrested the attackers, whom they described as Uighurs, 28 and 33 years old, but did not release their names. Xinhua said the arm of one man was badly injured when an explosive device detonated in his hand. The police later discovered another 10 such devices and what it described as a “home-made gun” in the dump truck.
China, has yet to become soft, and pussified, like the West. So hopefully, they’ll execute these pieces of excrement immediately and make good use of their remaining organs.
Human rights advocates say the official accounts are often exaggerated to justify wide-ranging crackdowns on Uighur advocates of all stripes. Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress, an exile group based in Germany, said the Chinese government had been systematically repressing the culture and religion of Xinjiang residents, and that such policies were radicalizing a growing number of people. “These policies are forcing more Uighurs to turn to more militant protest,” he said.
From my experience in blogging, most of these so-called “human” rights activists care more about the rights of terrorists than they do for the victims. They usually agitate on behalf of terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Hezbos in Lebanon, fakestinians in Israel, illegal aliens in the U.S., along with the usual variety of murderers and rapists. And notice how they blame the victims here. How come we don’t hear of the other Chinese people complaining of their culture and religion being repressed? Moosies always blame it on external forces. And their stupid leftist enablers throughout the world believe them, and stick up for them.
Chinese security strategists have cited groups like the East Turkestan Islamic Movement as the greatest threat to the Olympics. At a news conference last week, officials said a crackdown on Uighur separatists this year had led to the arrest of 82 people who they said were plotting to disrupt the Games through acts of terrorism.
Last month, the authorities executed two men and meted out heavy sentences to 15 others who they said were members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement. The men were seized during a raid on what officials said was as a terrorist training camp. Also last month, the police raided an apartment in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, and shot dead five men who they said were planning a “holy war” against the region’s ethnic Han population.
These Chinese don’t take any nonsense from these terrorists.
The official media has publicized other acts in recent months, including what the authorities said was a thwarted attack by three airline passengers who were planning to crash a Beijing-bound plane. The suspects were armed with containers of gasoline, according to Xinhua.
You can be sure those Chinese aren’t listening to any panty-waists about the so-called evils of profiling.
As in previous cases, the authorities presented little evidence to back up their claims…
Oh, as if the Chinese government would be so stupid as to turn over any evidence they have to the terrorist loving New York Times?
Yitzhak Shichor, a professor of East Asian studies at the University of Haifa in Israel who specializes in the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, voiced doubt that the attack Monday in Kashgar had been an act of terrorism. He said he thought the government was trying to continue its vilification of the group, which if it exists at all, does not have the manpower or weaponry to carry out a sophisticated attack. “I am very skeptical of this kind of information that comes only from Chinese sources,” he said.
Was it with these liberal Jews and their sick tolerance of those who want them dead?
But Li Wei, a counterterrorism expert at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, disagreed, saying he thought the attack bore the hallmarks of Uighur separatists determined to grab the spotlight at a time when all the world is focusing on China. “They are trying to use the international media to make some noise, to let more people know them and create panic in society,” he said.
One thing I’ll say about Islamic terrorists is that they’re very shrewd when it comes to public relations. They know how to use the media.