Violence in China’s Xinjiang ‘Kills 27’

BBC News, June 26, 2013

Riots have killed 27 people in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report.

The violence broke out in Turpan prefecture early on Wednesday.

Police opened fire after a mob armed with knives attacked police stations and a local government building, Xinhua news agency quoted officials as saying.

There are sporadic outbreaks of violence in Xinjiang, where there are ethnic tensions between Muslim Uighur and Han Chinese communities.

Confirming reports from the region is difficult because information is tightly controlled.

The violence occurred in Turpan’s remote township of Lukqun, about 200km (120 miles) south-east of the region’s capital, Urumqi.

The Xinhua news agency report, citing local officials, said rioters stabbed people and set police cars alight.

Seventeen people, including nine security personnel and eight civilians, were killed before police shot dead 10 of the rioters, it said.

At least three others were injured and were being treated in hospital, it added.

The Xinhua report did not provide any information on the ethnicity of those involved in the riot or on what sparked it.

But Dilxat Raxit, a spokesperson for the World Uighur Congress, an umbrella organisation of Uighur groups, told the Associated Press news agency the violence had been caused by the Chinese government’s “sustained repression and provocation” of the Uighur community.

In 2009 almost 200 people – mostly Han Chinese – were killed after deadly rioting erupted in Urumqi between the Han Chinese and Uighur communities.

In April an incident in the city of Kashgar left 21 people dead.

The government said the violence began when “terrorists” were discovered in a building by officials searching for weapons.

But local people told the BBC that the violence involved a local family who had a longstanding dispute with officials who had been pressurising the men to shave off their beards and the women to take off their veils.

Uighurs make up about 45% of Xinjiang’s population, but say an influx of Han Chinese residents has marginalised their traditional culture.

Beijing authorities often blame violent incidents in Xinjiang on Uighur extremists seeking autonomy for the region. Uighur activists, meanwhile, accuse Beijing of over-exaggerating the threat to justify heavy-handed rule.

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  • Spartacus

    “But local people told the BBC that the violence involved a local family
    who had a longstanding dispute with officials who had been pressurising
    the men to shave off their beards and the women to take off their veils.”

    Good. Not a big fan of yellow people, but anybody who stomps the muslim bastards has my respect.

  • My “Care About Muslims” button doesn’t seem to work anymore. Somehow, all the wiring beneath it seems to have burned out. I just can’t imagine how that might have happened.

  • Puggg

    I guess AmRen does Uighur Wednesday, too.

  • Jackryanvb

    Ron Paul needs to be quoted blaming the violence on American insults of Saudi Arabia, same as 9-11-01 was all America’s fault and Muslims really aren’t hateful and violent and they get along fine with the Chinese, Buddhists in Burma, poor White English girls, us. Anybody who says differently must be RACIST and needs to read more Austrian school free market books.

    • Puggg

      Ron Paul needs to be ignored.

      • I agree. Ron Paul is yesterday’s news. No use trying to ruin an already dead political horse. As for the son, well, he’s doing a good enough job ruining himself, he doesn’t need our help in that regard.

        When people are making fools of themselves, get out of their way and let them do it. Don’t turn them into martyrs or objects of sympathy by unduly picking on them.

  • They could try “grooming” 11 year-old Chinese girls, and we’d get to see how that would work out for them. I imagine only a little of that would cause Beijing to forget all about those silly Falun Gong dingbats and take the gloves off.

    • George

      Maybe, Michael. But do keep in mind that there’s a shortage of Chinese females in China. Parents keep aborting them in hopes of having a boy.
      Moslems grooming these girls would be doing Peking a favour.

  • bigone4u

    Multicultural societies don’t function very well no matter which groups are thrown together. So much violence in the world could be avoided simply by allowing people to be free to do their own thing. In the case of white nationalism, think how happy and “unoppressed” blacks, Messicans, Asians, and others would be if whites had their own country. No wonder Japan is so peaceful.

  • The__Bobster

    In this case, it’s China that’s getting truculent with the Uighurs. At least this group is fighting its displacement.

    • It’s that fried “Care About Muslims” circuit again, Bob. If Muslims have the right to be anywhere at all, it’s Mecca and Medina, but probably nowhere else, except maybe the moon.

    • Sick of it

      Unfortunately they have lost their original ethnic character, due to centuries of rape by the Chinese.

  • Sick of it

    Other Asians will tell you about how greedy Chinese are, among other things.

  • IstvanIN

    The Han have already obliterated the Manchus by flooding Manchuria with Han. They are well on their way with the Tibetans and Uighurs.

    • It’s not quite as nasty as you might think. Ethnic minorities in China were allowed two children per couple even when Han Chinese were strictly allowed only one.

      • IstvanIN

        I am not saying it is different, just that it is “ethnic-cleansing” by dilution. The Soviets under Stalin tried to Russify the USSR by moving Russians into non-Russian provinces in order to help with the creation of the “soviet man”. The Han want to do the same with all of China. As for Manchuria and Japan, had Japan won the war I would imagine they would have kept the Qing Emperor on the throne as a puppet and used Manchuria as “lebensraum” to Nipponese it, maybe wiping out the Manchus over time. Genocide isn’t always as simple as the Albanians killing the Serbs in Kosovo.

        • Romulus

          Personally ,I couldn’t care less. I only have enough empathy for my own race. I worn out by worrying about an earthquake in China or a tsunami in India. There are simply too many tragedies in the world for me to concern myself with all of them.

          • IstvanIN

            I don’t think anyone was saying feel sorry for some Chinese ethnic group, this is just an article and discussion on what is happening there. There are lessons to be learned from what happens in other nations that we can apply to our own situation.

          • Romulus

            Yes, of course. Trouble is when you digest so much I’ll news daily, it tends to hit my “apathy” button. Im surrounded by bureaucrats all week long, spinning lies day in and day out. I’m immune to feeling anything but for our own people. Wherever they may live.

          • IstvanIN

            So am I, foreigners are all academic at this point.

          • DiversityIsDeath

            There is a theory that humans have evolved to care for their own family, clan, tribe. Modern technology (air travel, internet, television, electronic media, etc.) has thrust on humans (primarily Whites) the problems of the whole planet, and expects us to care about and take action on behalf of people on the other side of the world who we cannot even see. This modern phenomenon of super awareness in turn leads to compassion fatigue, helplessness, hopelessness, depression, anxiety, guilt, etc. Man was never made to care about those on the other side of the world. Just being informed of the whole world’s problems on daily basis causes emotional, psychological overload.

        • Ethnic cleansing by dilution is allegedly unpleasant, but I am 3/16 Amerind: Cherokee and Tuscarora. How do you suppose that happened?

          Did this work both ways?

        • Romulus

          Very true,very true! It is akin to the non stop miscegenation propaganda. Its certainly having a degree of ……..success?!
          Thank goodness for sites such as this. Its a treasure trove of information,comraderie, and even a good laugh. Forgive me if the quality of posts are a little juvy at times. I have my thinking cap on all week and its nice on occasion to just vent.

    • David Ashton

      Vancouver too?

  • Romulus

    Now that’s how you handle border/mob control. Got to hand it to the Chinese. They don’t take any guano!! Remember Tianemen sq.

  • Chinese fighting moslem! The two groups I hate the most are going at it! It doesn’t get much better than this> I hope they fight for a long time with heavy casualties on both sides.

    • Anyone who fights Muslims is my friend, and when I get back up, we’ll see about “friendship”.

    • Why do you hate Chinese? I hate their government and some aspects of their culture, but they treated me fairly. I never hate individuals unless they do me wrong, and Chinese haven’t done that.

      • JohnEngelman

        He hates Chinese because he needs to hate.

    • Anonymous White

      I particularly dislike the group which were the masterminds behind communism. They’ve done our race the most harm.

      • DiversityIsDeath

        The Chinese were not the masterminds behind communism. You-know-who was.

        • Anonymous White

          I know.

  • rightrightright

    With the high breeding, benefits sucking muslim invasion of Western Europe, with the perpetual outraged whining about their human rights and hurt feelings, their raping and pimping of our young girls (who have no human rights, apparently), their takeover and ethnic cleansing of chunks of our cities including entire hospital maternity wards, their mass street prayers to take over our public spaces, their head choppings, I really can’t give a tinkers if some of what they are doing to Europe happens to them in China.

    These precious, privileged, pouting pets of our dhimmi governing caste have just required that their Westminster minions ban Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from the UK. Or else.

  • drofmanythings

    The fringes of Islam are always bloody, as the advance of the faith is by the sword. Even China is leaning this. A train from Kashi (Muslim) into Beijing (non-Muslim) was a bad idea and delayed for many years. The inevitable conflict ensues by the righteous jihadists who are simply following the dictates of their Holy Koran. Violence will predictably spread from the west to the east and north. Good luck, China, in dealing with these irrational terrorists who are infesting one country after another.

  • Actually John has it in the right general area. Unlike John, I’ve actually been to China, and I hate their government and aspects of their culture, but not the people. I used to hate Chetniks, but I don’t hate all Serbs. What Japan did in east Asia was morally wrong, but they were so nice to me that it was actually embarrassing. I don’t hate Middle-Easterners and South Asians; their religions get in the way of what would otherwise just be dark, dirty people with lousy sanitation, but it was an Indian man who helped me home after a pair of Australian whites bet the holy howling hell out of me.

    The only individual person I hate is my ex-father, wife-beater, child-abuser, lair and thief.

    When that thing dies, we’re going to have a “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” party.

  • Islam recognizes no rights of indigenous people, so I recognize no “rights” Muslims pretend to possess.

  • Dirk

    Like in Birma, I don’t pity Muslims at all. They are a bunch of barbarians and Chinese acknowledge that. Kudos for them. Our leaders can only mutter that Islam is the religion of peace.

    • I believe it was Shrubya who said that, and as a “leader”, he couldn’t have led a sailor into a brothel.