Monday, March 10, 2014

Who are the Uyghurs?

Who are the Uyghurs? Islamic militants in China who could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

 There is no evidence or even suspicion from official channels that Uighur militants may be linked to the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines flight over the weekend, but conjecture about their involvement by some on China's Sina Weibo microblog raised alarm among many other users.






Five questions on Xinjiang separatists, Uighurs and the knife attacks at Chinese train station

Good link: Xinjiang Netizens React to Kunming Knife Attack Public Backlash

My day as an Uighur Muslim in China

Online accounts describe growing intolerance toward Uighurs across China, ranging from evictions from apartments to taxi drivers refusing to pick them up. After the train station attack, Reuters reporters saw signs in restaurants and hotels in Kunming saying Uighurs were unwelcome.

Timeline of unrest related to China's Xinjiang region

Tracking the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Do not rule out terrorism as the motivation behind an attack just because the target does not appear to make common sense. What makes sense to an extremist may not make sense to the average citizen...


3 comments:

Proof said...

Back in 2009, Obama released a half a dozen Uighurs from detention in Guantánamo, to go to Palau.

Wonder whatever became of those upstanding chaps?

GOODSTUFF said...

Senior American officials dismissed reports that a group called the Chinese Martyrs’ Brigade had asserted responsibility for the plane’s disappearance. “No group by that name has been previously identified, and it is not clear who is behind the claim,” said a U.S. intelligence official who was not authorized to be quoted by name.

Katy Anders said...

Commenter Proof has it all figured out: "Blame Obama first, figure out the details later."