May Allah (swt) protect the innocent! Ameen!
Uighur Muslims clash with the Hans:
The clashes between ethnic Muslim Uighurs and China’s Han majority in Xinjiang that left more than 150 dead signaled a new phase in a region used to seeing bombings and assassinations by militant separatists but few mass protests.
Abu Bakker Qassim’s letter to Barack Obama
Dear Mr. President,
I express my gratitude and my best respect for the contribution of the United States of America to our Uighur community. At the same time, I express my gratitude for your right and prompt decision to close the jail of Guantánamo Bay. I hope you will forgive my English, which I have tried to learn.
Illegal Arms trade and Drug/Human Trafficking
Where do the Muslims get weapons?
Arms dealers in Russia, China, Europe and America love to sell weapons to rich Muslims who then funnel it to other groups who then trade it to other groups and so on until it gets into the hand of a soldier who begins firing it at either a “deviant” Muslims and/or the opposing foreign forces in their country. In other words the only winners are the illegal arms dealers around the world who are making money off the blood of Muslims (mostly). This is why I strongly oppose groups who deal with arms dealers who help fund their illegal business that usually include arms dealing, drug dealing and human trafficking (sex slaves of young girls).
China to build Mecca rail system
China has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to build a new railway system linking the main sites of the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj.
The new railway will connect the city of Mecca with the pilgrim destinations of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah.
Saudi Arabia also plans to build a high-speed rail link to take pilgrims from Mecca to Medina, Islam’s two holiest cities, in 30 minutes.
The journey time by road can take anywhere between four and five hours.
Millions of Islamic faithful descend on Mecca during the annual mass pilgrimage.
The new network in Saudi Arabia is expected to be ready within three years, with one section of the line due to be completed in time for the 2010 Hajj, officials said.
The contract, worth almost $1.8bn (£1.24bn), was awarded to the China Railway Company and a French firm.
The project was announced during a three-day visit by the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, to Saudi Arabia.
China is becoming a key contractor on infrastructure projects in the oil-rich kingdom.
BEIJING — Local governments in a Muslim desert region in western China have imposed strict limits on religious practices during the traditional Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began last week, according to the Web sites of four of those governments.
The rules include prohibiting women from wearing veils and men from growing beards, as well as barring government officials from observing Ramadan. One town, Yingmaili, requires that local officials check up on mosques at least twice a week during Ramadan.
Let’s boycott China! Oh wait…we can’t because everything (well a lot of thigns) are “made in China”.
Source: NY Times