A group of Uighurs protest in front of journalists visiting the area in Urumqi, China, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The city, where rioting and ethnic clashes killed over one hundred people two days ago, remained extremely tense Tuesday, as security officials and police continued to work to restore order.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Uighurs “on way to jihad” returned to China in hoods

Some of the Uighurs deported to China last week from Thailand had planned to go to Syria and Iraq to carry out jihad, state television said, showing pictures of them being bundled out of an aircraft with black hoods over their heads.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Uighurs keen to escape unrest in China’s western Xinjiang region have travelled clandestinely via Southeast Asia to Turkey.

China is home to about 20 million Muslims spread across its vast territory, only a portion of whom are Uighurs, who speak a Turkic language and are from Xinjiang.


uighurs hooded for deportation

Do Muslims live peacefully anywhere? No.


  • Blacksmith

    Normally I would say let them go, however I think keeping them in China might be better for the world. They don’t seem to pamper the muzzscum much.

  • Alain

    There dies the narrative that it was due to Western colonialism and foreign policy that Muslims are violent and angry. Yup, right up there with Islam is a “religion” of peace, tolerance and good will.

  • Brett_McS

    Is that like one of those mystery flights?

    • Alain

      Man do I love those total body bags for them.