URUMQI, PRC – While we can all agree that the Chinese government’s policies and actions against Uyghur Muslims is egregious, that does not mean there are no Uyghur terrorists.
You would have to be a resident of Pluto to not know about the actions of the Xi Jinping government in China towards its Uyghur Muslim population located primarily in the northwestern Xinjiang province.
Everyone recogonises that the Chinese government is carrying out what can only be called cultural genocide against the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang: mosques raised, religious practice curtailed, massive Han in-migration, etc.
The folks in Beijing justify this by saying they are cracking down on terrorism and helping the Uyghurs become more prosperous citizens. I cannot speak to the latter but I can to to the former.
Even if we agree that the Chinese move is egregious, it is nevertheless true that a handful of Uyghur Muslims have carried out terrorist acts in the past.
On this day in 1992
Bombs placed on buses in Urumqi, the capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region exploded, killing three and wounding 23. Members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) were blamed.
We can condemn violent acts of this nature and condemn what China is doing in Xinjiang. In fact we must.