Islamist Terror Attack at Tiananmen Square Kills 5

An image from al Qaeda's Inspire magazine encouraging readers to use trucks to drive into crowds of people

The major caveat here is that this is the Chinese government calling the attackers "terrorists", so the-boy-who-cried-wolf rule applies.

Of course, the moral of that story is that sometimes there really is a wolf.

And, contrary to popular mythology, China isn't a homogeneous country. It's not a nation state: it's an empire. An empire where the Han majority rules with an iron fist over dozens of other ethnic minorities. And some of those minorities are Muslim:

The fiery car blaze at Tiananmen Square that killed five and injured dozens was a premeditated terrorist attack, Chinese police said on Wednesday after making five arrests in connection with the case.

The five suspects arrested, as well as the driver and two passengers that died in the blaze, were all identified with names that suggested they were ethnic Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority from China's restive far-western province of Xinjiang.

Police also found flags with jihadist and extremist religious messages, appearing to support early reports that the apparent suicide attack may have been a particularly audacious act of religious and political protest at the symbolic heart of the capital.

I'll also remind our readers that al Qaeda has urged its sympathizers to use low-tech terror weapons such as vehicles to kill and maim. The image at the top of the page is from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine. I don't know exactly what jihadi material was found with the suspects, but if I were a betting man I'd put a few dollars on Inspire magazine.

Thanks to Ninja Pundit

Posted by: Rusty at 11:02 AM


1 Isn't Uighur pronounced "Wee-grrr"?

Posted by: wooga at October 30, 2013 11:24 AM

2 Them damn wiggers acting out again.

Posted by: unPC at October 30, 2013 12:22 PM

3 Oh great, it looks like we've been outsourced as the Great Satan now too.

Posted by: You Have An Ugly Goat at October 30, 2013 01:12 PM

4 Will China bend over for the Islamists now?

Perhaps you could ask a Falun Gong practitioner, although you'll have to go to a foreign country or slip into one of their re-education camps to find one. Wonder if Amnesty International wants to send some people their to stand up for the Muslims?

I really hope that China leads the world in sorting these turds out. Be nice to see them re-educated and paraded for the cameras denouncing Islam.

Posted by: The Realist of Qld at October 30, 2013 03:30 PM

5 China don't play.

Posted by: EROWMER at October 30, 2013 04:24 PM

6 How in the world did they crash into a crowd of people, and end up killing more people INSIDE the car than OUTSIDE of it?

Smells like a car bomb that didn't detonate very well.

Posted by: YALAAAAAAAAAAAA! at October 30, 2013 07:43 PM

7 It would be highly ironic if the ONE thing that could unite the world would be the Islamic least unite the world to fight AGAINST these inhuman people.

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at October 30, 2013 10:29 PM

8 A great start. Being a non racist country we are willing to share the terrorists.

Posted by: Bubba at October 31, 2013 04:59 AM

9 A .44 mag is an option if car driven jihadis decide to ram your crowd, a .50 AE would do better.
A .12 ga can help, but, nothing quite stops a vehicle quite like a 45/70 which appears to be able to penetrate anything.
>Box O' truth<

Posted by: obsidian at October 31, 2013 11:39 AM

10 Miriam Carey who got shot after trying to get through pedestrian barriers in DC was probably TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING, run over pedestrians. American are too stupid to realize ALL THESE EVENTS ARE CONNECTED.

Posted by: ninjapundit at October 31, 2013 12:19 PM

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