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Tue Apr 19, 2016, 01:24 PM

10,000 Chinese Troops Try to Hunt Islamic Radicals

This story shows the extreme difficulty of regular troops and law enforcement personnel in tracking down possible and avowed jihadis. Chinese Uighur only make up 6,000 of China's 20 million Muslims.

The story of the Uighur terrorist threat, and its influence in an era of the Islamic State, is at best complex. Despite a pledge to “oppose coupling terrorism with any specific ethnic group or religion,” the post-9/11 influence of first al-Qaeda and now the Islamic State has given Beijing incentive to do exactly the opposite. Uighur extremists that embrace the TIP-led cause are seen as a direct threat to China’s stability and human security.

Russia is facing a similar threat.

Read full story @ http://warontherocks.com/2016/04/counterterrorism-or-repression-china-takes-on-uighur-militants/

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sargentodiaz Apr 2016 OP
Gunslinger201 Apr 2016 #1
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Response to sargentodiaz (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 01:34 PM

1. World War III has begun (Obama trying to surrender)

Seems the other Big Powers realize Islam is a clear and present danger

Obama needs to get with the program

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:37 PM

2. I guess then it's time to..

 

Revive the "Crusades"..???

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Response to frankt8242 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:46 PM

3. Sure, you can't fight a something with nothing

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Response to sargentodiaz (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:06 PM

4. There are 10,000,000 Uighurs out of 23,000,000 Muslims in China.

The area they live in would be considered the edge of Chinese civilization, a frontier that had been ruled by Genghis Khan back in his day. They do not consider themselves Chinese, the Chinese don't consider them Chinese either.

Both sides have had spats of lawlessness for centuries. Considering the Chinese view most non ethnic Chinese as barbarians to one degree or another. The Uighur were literally on the wrong side of the Great Wall.

The ISIS link is tenuous at best. China is a more repressive regime that most people realize. It's not impossible for a link to exist, but, Al Qaeda and company would be hard pressed to influence much inside the region under Chinese control.

Expat Uighur's have joined Al Qaeda going back to the Russian invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Chechnya.

Bringing Jihad to China? Probably not.

Chinese officials would not let so simple a propaganda ploy go by unexploited. 9-11 or ISIS? They'd used it in a heat beat.

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Response to sargentodiaz (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:24 PM

5. Hope the Chicoms

respect the rights of the muslims like we do. But I am betting no on that.

If they get involved in this worldwide, they will make the way the russians handle terrorists look tame.

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