Check this out. So there have been some “terrorist” acts in Xinjiang province in China’s far western province in the last couple days. Left a lot of people dead and many more wounded. I made a comment supporting China’s efforts on a yahoo news article and some guy accused me of being a Chinese agent (there are a lot of them posting pro-China comments on American news sites) but what totally blew me away was his complete lack of knowledge on the topic.
China tried to keep it’s terrorism problem under wraps until 9/11. After America declared a global War on Terror, China jumped in and said it had been fighting terrorists for years and most of the world was skeptical. Fighting terrorism is a good excuse to send troops into a restive province after all. But I did some research on the two main opposition groups in Xinjiang called the East Turkestan Islamic Movement and the East Turkestan Liberation Organization. Sound familiar? They have names similar to other terrorist organizations.
Both groups are allied with Al Qaeda and their stated objectives are to establish independent states and convert all Chinese people to Islam by any means necessary. In other words, they’re just the usual scumbags, worthy only of a bullet to the head. Fighting for your right to freedom of worship is cool and all but saying that you will force 1.3 billion people to accept your faith as their own or die is ridiculous and unrealistic. That being said, I hope China finds every single one of these guys and gives them a dirt nap. Terrorist scum are undeserving of mercy. Secular society ftw!