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    Nearly 16,000 mosques destroyed in Xinjiang by China: Australian think tank

    An Australian think tank, on Friday, has accused China of illegally demolishing thousands of mosques in the Xinjiang province.


    The area has come to light for its inhumane treatment in the migrant camps and the widespread defiance of the human rights.


    The group claims that the Asian country has destroyed nearly 16,000 mosques in the province.

    The report has been released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) who used satellite imagery to document the claim.


    As per the report, majority of the destruction of these mosques has taken place in the last three years, during which nearly 8,500 mosques have been destroyed, especially outside the urban centres of Urumqi and Kashgar.


    The area has reportedly more than a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities trapped in the camps. These minority groups are forced to abandon their religious practices and traditions but he Chinese officials.

    The report also adds that nearly 15,500 mosques survived the demolition. However, these religious sites had their domes and minarets removed.


    If correct, it would be the lowest number of Muslim houses of worship in the region since the decade of national upheaval sparked by the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.


    As per the report, a third of the Islamic religious sites, such as shrines, cemeteries and pilgrimage routes have been completely destroyed.

    Interestingly, none of the Christian churches or the Buddhist temples in the area were destroyed during this time.


    ASPI is not the only to make these claims. An AFP investigation, too, had revealed that dozens of cemeteries had been destroyed in the region, and the investgators had found human remains scattered across the land due to the destruction.


    The Chinese government has, however, expectedly declined these accusations. China's foreign ministry has rubished the report as "anti-China report" that has "no academic credibility".


    The Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin even claimed that there are nearly 24,000 mosques in the area.


    "Xinjiang's total number of mosques is more than ten times the number in the US, and the average number of mosques per Muslim person is higher than in some Muslim countries," Wang told a regular press briefing.

    Nearly 16,000 mosques destroyed in Xinjiang by China: Australian think tank, World News | wionews.com

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    All part of the "re-education" process.

    Or what the rest of the world calls cultural genocide.

    Mr. Shithole think he is far more important than God.

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    I'm not sure of the veracity of those figures, but I am sure that most of the demolished Mosques are from the evil Salafist cult, financed by Saudi Arabian petrodollars. That is why there are so many Uyghur terrorist mercenaries operating in places like Libya and Syria. I doubt they will ever be allowed back in to China- unlike the pussywhipped UK government, which wastes millions of pounds of taxpayer dollars to allow an evil Isis slut back into the country.

    For every vile Salafist 'Mosque' you raze to the ground, I raise my glass and toast you China. We should be doing the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post

    For every vile Salafist 'Mosque' you raze to the ground, I raise my glass and toast you China. We should be doing the same.
    Well put.

    But yes. This is the exact same playbook that they used to destroy Yugoslavia. They also tried to split Russia down the middle by funding the Muslim pity project in Chechnya right when Russia was on its knees in the 90's.

    Pivot to Asia is what they call it. Muslim pity project in China and Burma. And hey ISIS landed in the Philippines right when Duterte got elected and started making deals with China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    And hey ISIS landed in the Philippines right when Duterte got elected and started making deals with China.
    It may surprise you but many things do happen at the same time in the world. It doesn't mean that they are related.

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    There have been Muslim military groups in PI even before Du30 was elected in 2016 - MNLF, MILF (not the type you'd mess with, heh), Abu Sayyaf, ISIS, etc. The MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) has been there since the 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    And hey ISIS landed in the Philippines right when Duterte got elected and started making deals with China.
    Your idiocy astounds me at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    There have been Muslim military groups in PI even before Du30 was elected in 2016 - MNLF, MILF (not the type you'd mess with, heh), Abu Sayyaf, ISIS, etc. The MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) has been there since the 70s.
    Thailand has also had Muslim violence in the south since forever. But the ISIS franchise is something different

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I'm not sure of the veracity of those figures, but I am sure that most of the demolished Mosques are from the evil Salafist cult, financed by Saudi Arabian petrodollars. That is why there are so many Uyghur terrorist mercenaries operating in places like Libya and Syria. I doubt they will ever be allowed back in to China- unlike the pussywhipped UK government, which wastes millions of pounds of taxpayer dollars to allow an evil Isis slut back into the country.

    For every vile Salafist 'Mosque' you raze to the ground, I raise my glass and toast you China. We should be doing the same.
    The Brits are slow learners, how they managed to conquer the world is beyond me, could've been those cholesterol breakfasts.

    Not sure if it's the same now, but more or less what it used to be:

    Are you or have ever been a member of a terrorist organisation?
    No.
    Do you know or have connection with anyone that's a member of a terrorist organisation?
    No.
    Welcome to the UK.

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    You reap what you sow.


    ISTANBUL (AP) — It was mid-afternoon when the Chinese police officers barged into Ali’s house set against cotton fields outside the ancient Silk Road trading post of Kashgar. The Uighur farmer and his cowering parents watched them rummage through the house until they found two books in his bedroom — a Quran and a handbook on dealing with interrogations.
    Ali knew he was in trouble.
    By nightfall the next day, Ali had been tied against a tree and beaten by interrogators trying to force him to say he took part in an ethnic riot that killed dozens in western China. They held burning cigarette tips to Ali’s face, deprived him of sleep and offered him only salt water. When he asked for fresh water, they gave it to him — in buckets poured over his head.
    That winter night in 2009, Ali recalled years later, would set him on a path that ended on northern Syria’s smoldering plains, where he picked up a Kalashnikov rifle under the black flag of jihad and dreamed of launching attacks against the Chinese rulers of his homeland.
    Since 2013, thousands of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from western China, have traveled to Syria to train with the Uighur militant group Turkistan Islamic Party and fight alongside al-Qaida, playing key roles in several battles. Syrian President Bashar Assad’s troops are now clashing with Uighur fighters as the six-year conflict nears its endgame.
    But the end of Syria’s war may be the beginning of China’s worst fears.
    “We didn’t care how the fighting went or who Assad was,” said Ali, who would only give his first name out of a fear of reprisals against his family back home. “We just wanted to learn how to use the weapons and then go back to China.”
    AP Exclusive: Uighurs fighting in Syria take aim at China

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    “We didn’t care how the fighting went or who Assad was,” said Ali, who would only give his first name out of a fear of reprisals against his family back home. “We just wanted to learn how to use the weapons and then go back to China.”
    Still . . . 1.4 billion people . . . and a tyrannical dictatorship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Nearly 16,000 mosques destroyed in Xinjiang
    ...well, it's a start...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Still . . . 1.4 billion people . . . and a tyrannical dictatorship.
    Nope. Everyone's history is different. It's insane and retarded to shoe horn every society into one system. Democracy is why India is so backward and suffering

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    ^ I would rather be an Indian than a Chinese.


    No reason to wipe out the culture of the people who have lived there for millennia except to exploit their land and people. Just like the Chinese have done and continue to do in Tibet.

    Saw this article earlier today. It’s what is in store for the Uighurs. Does anyone think the Tibetans deserve to have their gompas leveled? Or think they were violent terrorists?


    Mineral exploitation, forced labour: How China continues to strangle Tibet


    To reduce the raw material production cost, the Chinese have started using local Tibetan population in Driru and other parts of Tibet extensively as labour.

    China continues to treat Tibet not as an autonomous region but like a colony, with rabid exploitation of its natural resources, forced labour camps and cultural subjugation.


    The exploitation of minerals from Tibet and East Turkestan, now called Xinjiang, makes no mean contribution to the booming Chinese economy.
    The mineral extractions and mining began in these occupied areas with small projects in Tsaidam Basin which was believed to be worth around $100bn or Yuan 600bn.

    Chromium, copper, boron, lithium and many other rare earth minerals are found in Tibet. A large number of deposits varying in sizes, amounting to more than 120 minerals, including precious metals like uranium and gold have been found in the region.



    Mineral Exploitation


    Latest satellite images of Driru county in Tibet's northeastern prefecture of Nagchu provide a clear vision of how China is exploiting not only minerals but human resources in this area too.

    Satellite images show that China has possibly found huge resources of minerals in Driru county. New roads have been constructed for ease of transportation of these minerals from the mining project sites.


    The Chinese government had been exploiting mineral resources with impunity due to lack of communication channels, but commercially available satellite images now make it rather obvious.



    Forced Labour


    The Chinese government in Tibet under the previous secretary Chen Quanguo and the present one, Wu Yingjie, who was Quanguo's deputy since 2011 before he was shifted to East Turkestan, has undertaken many harsh decisions such as the establishing Gulag-type concentration camps.


    To reduce the raw material production cost, the Chinese government has started extensively using the local population as labour.


    Villages and settlements have been neglected for the past 50 years and their population yearning for better lives.


    Such vulnerable people are being exploited by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to work for a pittance thrown at them by the government-owned enterprises.


    Large CCP buildings have been built in villages that impress the locals who have not even visited Nagchu town. The employment prospects override the pathetic living conditions provided by companies in barrack-type accommodations.


    The layout of the newly built government buildings indicates that these are probably held by the People's Armed Police (PAP) under the People's Liberation Army.

    Drathang village is a classic example. The new factory in this village has barracks for accommodating labour. The exact goods manufactured in these factories are not visible at this resolution.



    Cultural Domination


    The area east of Nagchu town is completely mountainous, with villages located in valleys 4,000-4,500m high and mountains ranging from 5,000 to 6,000m.


    The population in this area mainly consists of farmers and herdsmen who are very gullible. Their education is mainly religious, imparted by Gompas which was stopped by the Chinese government for more than 50 years after they occupied Tibet.


    Now, the Chinese have started forcing Tibetans to learn only through the medium of the Chinese language. Tibetan is not studied even as a second language.

    However, in these remote areas, China has begun a new type of domination of the local population by sinicising Tibetan language.


    The chants of 'Om Mane Padme Hum' written on mountains is being changed to Chinese proverbs written in Chinese and sinicised Tibetan as shown in the image above.


    Religious Subjugation

    The Chinese government has been taking over the administration of all newly-built Gompas in this area. These Gompas were destroyed during 1950s Chinese occupation and later in 1960s so-called Cultural Revolution.

    The main cultural custom followed by people in this area of preserving skulls of the dead after sky burial was banned by China for over 60 years is now being revived.

    The Dodoka Gompa has now probably been merged with Rabten Gompa and sky burial system brought under government control.

    The old buildings around the Gompa have been destroyed and now replaced with modern buildings for controlling the monks more effectively with security walls all around.

    Cultural domination and religious subjugation assist the Chinese government-run agencies and companies to force locals to work for a pittance in the mining and other projects, most likely to produce cheap goods.

    MAPS Mineral exploitation, forced labour: How China continues to strangle Tibet - World News

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    These are the same ppl worried about China taking down mosques.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Nope. Everyone's history is different.
    What the hell is wrong with you? China is a tyrannical dictatorship and your constant feeble-minded opinions on subjects that you know nothing about are simply ridiculous. It has nothing to do with "people are different".


    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Democracy is why India is so backward and suffering
    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Everyone's history is different. It's insane and retarded to shoe horn every society into one system.
    Seriously, at this stage chico makes more sense than you
    Last edited by panama hat; 27-09-2020 at 03:56 AM. Reason: edit sp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    What the hell is wrong with you?
    How long have you got?

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