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Old 08-10-2008, 03:51 PM
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Eight dead after bombings in western China mars Olympic opening weekend

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A wave of a suicide bombings and police shootings left eight people
dead in western China yesterday, as Uighur Islamic separatists
attempted to steal global attention from the Beijing Olympics.

In what appears to be one of the most widely coordinated assaults in
recent memory, the militants threw or carried home-made explosives
into a dozen government sites in Kuqa city, killing a security guard,
injuring two police officers, destroying two police cars and damaging
trading and commerce offices.

Their most ambitious assault involved wheeling a tricycle laden with
explosives into a public security bureau just before dawn. One
attacker was shot, another blew himself up and two were captured,
according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

Six hours later, police tracked down some of the alleged militants in the
local marketplace. In the ensuing battle, two militants were reportedly shot and three blew themselves up with bombs made from bent pipes, gas canisters and liquid gas tanks.

One suspect was detained, one was taken to hospital, and at least six were thought to have got away. The entire county of 400,000 people has
now been cordoned off, business suspended and roadside
operations shut. Paramilitaries with machine guns were patrolling the
streets.

The clashes come less than a week after Xinjiang witnessed the deadliest attack on Chinese security personnel in a decade. Last Monday, two alleged Muslim jihadists in Kashgar droved a lorry at high speed into a rank of jogging paramilarites, then killed the survivors with bombs and knives, eventually claiming 16 lives.

The authorities linked the earlier attack to threats made by three separatist groups who want to create an "East Turkistan" homeland for ethnic Muslim Uighurs in the region.
I guess this is another example of the US creating more terrorism for being in Iraq...

Or maybe it's because the US meddles in Middle Eastern affairs...

Or maybe it's because the West is perverting the women to wear lipstick and jeans...

Or maybe it's because of another of Bush's failed policies...

Whatever...just don't blame Islam...You don't want to be called an Islamic fearmongerer...
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Eight dead after bombings in western China mars Olympic opening weekend

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Eight dead after bombings in western China mars Olympic opening weekend

I guess this is another example of the US creating more terrorism for being in Iraq...

Or maybe it's because the US meddles in Middle Eastern affairs...

Or maybe it's because the West is perverting the women to wear lipstick and jeans...

Or maybe it's because of another of Bush's failed policies...

Whatever...just don't blame Islam...You don't want to be called an Islamic fearmongerer...
I don't know about all that. But it must be a lot easier rooting out terrorists when you don't have to deal with a bill of rights. They have the same problem with extremists as us. If I were POTUS I would see this as an opportunity to work together against religious crazies. We should try to expand on these sort of things to influence change in China. Islamic extremists are all over the globe.

Bush has had a bad run. But I wouldn't blame islamic extremism on him. He may have helped reignite it here and there with his poor leadership. To this day they think they scored without reprisal. after 7 years the worlds baddest mofo hasn't been able to get two guys. That sort of stuff makes us look weak in the eyes of our enemy. But China has had this problem long before our president.
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Default Re: Eight dead after bombings in western China mars Olympic opening weekend

If Bush has ideas about China being more "open" due the the Olympics, I'm afraid his efforts are being thwarted. Chinese government is apt to crawl back into its communist hovel and not come to the door except for pizza delivery, after all the violence. Sad.
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ISIS jihadis gettin' ready to move into China?...

Islamic State video shows Uighur training in Iraq, hints at terrorism in China
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - An Islamic State propaganda video circulated this week shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in Iraq and vowing to carry out horrific attacks in their Chinese homeland — the latest sign that the terrorist group hopes to expand operations into East Asia as it loses territory in the Middle East and North Africa.
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The video, which features one fighter promising to make Chinese “blood flow in rivers,” has prompted unease in Beijing, where officials for years have characterized Uighur separatists in the nation’s western and mostly Muslim Xinjiang region as Islamic terrorists. Analysts say the video, which also shows an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping that turns into flames over a Chinese flag, marks the first time that Islamic State propaganda has so vividly and directly targeted China. The development adds a twist to months-old predictions that the group also known as ISIS is bent on spreading into Southeast Asia — particularly to Indonesia and the Philippines — as it slowly gets beaten back half a world away in Syria and Iraq. There were fresh reports of gains Thursday against Islamic State strongholds in both of those nations.

Syria’s military said it had fully recaptured the historic town of Palmyra, famed for its priceless Roman ruins, as Islamic State defenses crumbled against artillery fire and intense Russian airstrikes. It was the second blow to the Islamic State in Syria in a week. Turkish-backed fighters seized the Syrian town of al-Bab from the group on Feb. 23. In neighboring Iraq, the Sunni Muslim terrorist group is fighting for survival in western Mosul, where Iraqi forces backed by the U.S. recently took the city’s airport but are still struggling to secure major neighborhoods dense with houses and thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire.


The Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan was attacked by a suicide bomber last year. Ethnic Uighur militants from western China have started joining global Islamic extremists.

The United Nations warned Thursday that the situation has caused more than 28,000 people to flee their homes in recent weeks — far higher numbers of displaced people than in the four-month-long offensive for eastern Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, which was seized by the Islamic State in June 2014. Analysts and intelligence officials say the Islamic State faces an eventual ground defeat in Mosul and bleak prospects for holding its de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, in the longer run. Terrorism analysts and Western intelligence officials fear that hardened Islamic State fighters, driving from the Middle East “caliphate,” will return home to carry out more traditional acts of terrorism. While many fighters have come from North Africa, Europe and even the U.S., an analysis by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point argues that “Asia, and particularly Southeast Asia, will likely [also] provide key staging posts for the group, critical to its long-term fortunes.”

“Islamic State operatives inside Syria and Iraq have leveraged existing local networks in Southeast Asian countries to remotely enable terrorist plots in their home countries,” said a summary of the report published last week. “There is concern that foreign fighters, and not simply Southeast Asian returnees, will export terrorism to the region as the Islamic State suffers setbacks in Syria and Iraq.” A separate analysis, published in October, asserted that the Islamic State had already deepened cooperation among several extremist groups in Southeast Asia, with an eye toward exploiting a decades-old insurgency in the Philippines as their “jihad of choice” once the group’s Middle East footprint is destroyed. “The Philippines is important because as far as the ISIS leadership is concerned, it is the extension of the caliphate in the region,” said the analysis by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, an Indonesia-based think tank.

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ISIS jihadis gettin' ready to move into China?...

Islamic State video shows Uighur training in Iraq, hints at terrorism in China
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - An Islamic State propaganda video circulated this week shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in Iraq and vowing to carry out horrific attacks in their Chinese homeland — the latest sign that the terrorist group hopes to expand operations into East Asia as it loses territory in the Middle East and North Africa.
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