This is Wrong and I Don’t Care if the Target Is Islam

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This is Wrong and I Don't Care if the Target Is Islam

The Most Dan­ger­ous thing in the world is an excuse

DaT­e­chGuy

There is no ques­tion that rad­i­cal Islam is a global threat, that the Jihad is an oppres­sion that must be fought, that the only thing worse than Islam’s tar­get­ing of crit­ics of Islam from Pam Geller and Robert Spencer and the Mur­der of folks such as Theo Van Gogh is the west’s indif­fer­ence to this tar­get­ing our will­ing­ness to col­lab­o­rate in our own destruc­tion. All of these things I stip­u­late and assert.

None of these fact jus­tify this:

At least 120,000 Uighurs have been impris­oned in so-​called “re-​education camps” in the last two years, accord­ing to the U.S. government-​funded Radio Free Asia. Other reports put that num­ber as high as one mil­lion, which a group of U.S. Con­gress mem­bers last month described as the largest cur­rent mass incar­cer­a­tion of a minor­ity pop­u­la­tion any­where. Any for­eign con­tact is sus­pect, with those sent to camps report­edly includ­ing a lead­ing foot­baller as well as the Uighur wives of Pak­istani mer­chants trad­ing across the border.

The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment has refused to com­ment on reports of mass deten­tion. And it denies repres­sion of the Turkic-​speaking Uighurs, some of whom have been engaged in a low-​level sep­a­ratist move­ment for years. Bei­jing says it faces Islamist insur­gency in Xin­jiang, and blames Uighur mil­i­tants for a num­ber of knife and bomb attacks across the coun­try. It has labeled a group of Uighur lead­ers as terrorists.

empha­sis mine.

Don’t let this fool you, this isn’t China crack­ing down on their Islamic pop­u­la­tion to stop Islamic Ter­ror this is using the excuse of Islamic ter­ror to jus­tify the “re-​education” of the Uighurs and while they have been the pri­mary tar­get of their new cul­tural rev­o­lu­tion China has no inten­tion of stop­ping with Islam:

A gov­ern­ment crack­down that watch­dog groups are call­ing a “purge against Chris­tians” is report­edly under­way in Zhe­jiang province in East­ern China, with all reli­gious meet­ings banned, and par­ents told to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ.

Chi­naAid said the local gov­ern­ments of Wen­zhou and Shaox­ing have banned all reli­gious gath­er­ings, but they are doing so under the guise of fire safety inspections.

The police often show up and say that they want to con­duct a fire safety inspec­tion. They wan­der around in the church and arbi­trar­ily point out that some facil­i­ties do not meet the stan­dards,” shared a Hangzhou Chris­t­ian by the name of Li.

Then, they require you to reform in two weeks. Even if you do exactly as they said, they would still deem you ‘unqual­i­fied’ in the next inspec­tion. You are helpless.”

The oppres­sion of Chris­tians in China has been going on under the radar and got­ten lit­tle press out­side of Chris­t­ian sites, but even so it hasn’t reached the level of re-​education camps like Islam.

I don’t doubt for one moment that rad­i­cal Islamists would like to hit China, they are just as much “infi­dels” as the west and it’s likely that some in the Uighur com­mu­nity sup­port and with this crack­down it’s very prob­a­ble that even­tu­ally the Uighurs might embrace the Islamists in order to resist.

But make no mis­take, if rad­i­cal Islamists hits tar­gets in China and the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment oppresses fol­low­ers of Islam it isn’t because either has wronged the other it’s because it’s in the nature of each of them. That’s why I object to the title of this piece of at Axios:

Shock­ing details emerge from China’s re-​education camps for Muslims

Noth­ing in the details of the oppres­sion of the Uighurs should be shock­ing to any stu­dent of his­tory or Com­mu­nism any more than the details of the actions of rad­i­cal Islamists around the world should sur­prise any­one. They both act in within their nature and if there was not one excuse for them to strike or oppress they would find or make up a dif­fer­ent one.

None of it makes the actions of the other just or right and the oppres­sion of the Uighurs should be loudly con­demned by any per­son who claims to believe in freedom.

The Most Dangerous thing in the world is an excuse

DaTechGuy

There is no question that radical Islam is a global threat, that the Jihad is an oppression that must be fought, that the only thing worse than Islam’s targeting of critics of Islam from Pam Geller and Robert Spencer and the Murder of folks such as Theo Van Gogh is the west’s indifference to this targeting our willingness to collaborate in our own destruction. All of these things I stipulate and assert.

None of these fact justify this:

At least 120,000 Uighurs have been imprisoned in so-called “re-education camps” in the last two years, according to the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia. Other reports put that number as high as one million, which a group of U.S. Congress members last month described as the largest current mass incarceration of a minority population anywhere. Any foreign contact is suspect, with those sent to camps reportedly including a leading footballer as well as the Uighur wives of Pakistani merchants trading across the border.

The Chinese government has refused to comment on reports of mass detention. And it denies repression of the Turkic-speaking Uighurs, some of whom have been engaged in a low-level separatist movement for years. Beijing says it faces Islamist insurgency in Xinjiang, and blames Uighur militants for a number of knife and bomb attacks across the country. It has labeled a group of Uighur leaders as terrorists.

emphasis mine.

Don’t let this fool you, this isn’t China cracking down on their Islamic population to stop Islamic Terror this is using the excuse of Islamic terror to justify the “re-education” of the Uighurs and while they have been the primary target of their new cultural revolution China has no intention of stopping with Islam:

A government crackdown that watchdog groups are calling a “purge against Christians” is reportedly underway in Zhejiang province in Eastern China, with all religious meetings banned, and parents told to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ.

ChinaAid said the local governments of Wenzhou and Shaoxing have banned all religious gatherings, but they are doing so under the guise of fire safety inspections.

“The police often show up and say that they want to conduct a fire safety inspection. They wander around in the church and arbitrarily point out that some facilities do not meet the standards,” shared a Hangzhou Christian by the name of Li.

“Then, they require you to reform in two weeks. Even if you do exactly as they said, they would still deem you ‘unqualified’ in the next inspection. You are helpless.”

The oppression of Christians in China has been going on under the radar and gotten little press outside of Christian sites, but even so it hasn’t reached the level of re-education camps like Islam.

I don’t doubt for one moment that radical Islamists would like to hit China, they are just as much “infidels” as the west and it’s likely that some in the Uighur community support and with this crackdown it’s very probable that eventually the Uighurs might embrace the Islamists in order to resist.

But make no mistake, if radical Islamists hits targets in China and the Chinese government oppresses followers of Islam it isn’t because either has wronged the other it’s because it’s in the nature of each of them. That’s why I object to the title of this piece of at Axios:

Shocking details emerge from China’s re-education camps for Muslims

Nothing in the details of the oppression of the Uighurs should be shocking to any student of history or Communism any more than the details of the actions of radical Islamists around the world should surprise anyone. They both act in within their nature and if there was not one excuse for them to strike or oppress they would find or make up a different one.

None of it makes the actions of the other just or right and the oppression of the Uighurs should be loudly condemned by any person who claims to believe in freedom.