Uighur Jihadists Confirm They Were Behind Tienanmen Square Attack

They've just confirmed what we've known all along:

A video posted online by the Turkestan Islamic Party showed the organisation's leader Abdullah Mansour speaking in Uighur, said the Washington-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist forums.

In an eight-minute message, Mansour, his face obscured, described whose who carried out the attack as "mujahideen", SITE said. He warned that Uighur fighters would target the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, where the ruling Communist Party holds its meetings.

Mansour was quoted as saying: "Chinese unbelievers, know that you have been fooling East Turkestan for the last 60 years, but now they have awakened.

"The people have learned who is the real enemy and they returned to their own religion. They learned the lesson."

Why do I have a feeling that these people are about to learn a lesson of their own?

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Posted by: Rusty at 04:21 PM


1 Chinese and Islamic going after each other's throats. Which side do we sen arms to? Both?

Posted by: Greyrooster at November 25, 2013 05:19 PM

2 I feel sorry for the Uighurs (and other non-Han Chinese) who just want to be left alone and who are not Islamists. Otherwise yeah, pass the popcorn.

Posted by: LittleRed1 at November 25, 2013 05:25 PM

3 The thing I couldn't understand about the attack, was that the Chinese authorities at that time said the car registration number plate came from East Turkestan or Xinjiang, as the Chinese call it. To travel from that region to Beijing where this attack occurred, it would take several days or so by car. It would have been probably cheaper to get a flight and rent a car in Beijing to do the attack.

Posted by: Birbal Dhar at November 25, 2013 06:45 PM

4 In the midterm, socialism loses to a blood cult. In the long count, islam loses to reality. C'est la Vie.

Now get in the kitchen and make me a pie... *#tch.

Posted by: Doom at November 25, 2013 11:07 PM

5 I'm going to let the Chinese take care of their own. It's not as if we can change the situation much, anyhow. But I am taking notes, very carefully...

Posted by: Gork at November 26, 2013 08:04 AM

6 The islam is all about killing people. Any people.

Posted by: EROWMER at November 26, 2013 11:16 AM

7 Chill. You're losing it. Smoke some pot. A little bourbon. It helps.

Posted by: Greyrooster at November 27, 2013 11:49 PM

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