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Muslim Suicide Attack In Central Beijing Signals Escalation In Uighur Jihad
October 29, 2013
Did China get its September 11?
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 29, 2013 @ 11:40 am In The Point
The body count is not comparable in any way, but the Tiananmen Square car bombing resembles September 11 in its daring, targeting the political seat of power, and the way that it caught a powerful security establishment unprepared.
China has predictably fallen into censorship mode, but it's obvious that its leaders are being forced to come to terms with the fact that they may be facing a terrorist campaign similar to the one experienced in Europe, America, Israel and other parts of the world where Muslim minorities backed by foreign interests cause violent mischief.
The People's Republic of China had believed that Muslim violence would be largely confined to outer areas with large Muslim populations, but an attack in Beijing is a warning that their policy of restraint has failed. China, like most countries, has tried to deal with Muslim terrorism as a local problem, while allying with Muslim countries internationally.
That's the same mistake that America and Europe have made.
Until all the countries that are the victims of Muslim terrorism begin standing together, they have no hope of defeating it.
That would likely be what is known popularly as the Al Qaeda flag. The white flag is known as the "state flag" of the Caliphate. It's an interesting choice considering that Jihadis usually attack using the black "war flag".
But maybe the Jihadis chose to use the state flag in an attack on the seat of China's power to make a point about their goal of replacing the Communist Party with the Islamic law of the Caliphate.
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