China calls for a ‘people’s war’ against fanatics as it warns that Islamic extremism is spreading through the country

China is hardening its rhetoric on Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings about the spectre of global religious extremism seeping into the country.

A top Communist party official from a Muslim dominant region on Sunday warned political leaders gathered in Beijing that China is becoming destabilised by the ‘international anti-terror situation’.

Over the past year, Chinese President Xi Jinping has directed the party to ‘sinicise’ the country’s ethnic and religious minorities, while regional leaders in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region have ramped up surveillance measures, police patrols and demonstrations amid an uptick in violence blamed on Islamic separatists.

  • felis gracilis

    The Chinese civilization has had its ups and downs over the millennia but it has always survived. One of the reasons for that is that it knew its enemies and didn’t try to pretend that they weren’t enemies.

    • BillyHW

      They also built a giant wall to keep the non-Chinese people out.

      • felis gracilis

        Hmmm. Perhaps President Trump has a greater appreciation of history than he gets credit for.

  • J. C.
  • No worries about “backlash”in China, are there? I never thought I would root for China… forward-lash anyone?

  • BillyHW

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Justin likes the way China gets things done. Wonder if he will like the way they will handle this.

    • Alain

      I think he is very selective and would not want to lose his imported voters.

      • Frau Katze

        You know, I bet the many Chinese immigrants aren’t all that fond of Uighur separatists. It’s easy for easterners to forget how many Han Chinese there are in BC.

  • Ron MacDonald

    China will do it right by simply killing them.

    • Alain

      The only effective way.

  • moraywatson

    The Chinese should pass Private Members Motion 103, and this whole muslim thing will just blow over. Sheesh! Those Chinese sure are a bunch of islamophobes. (Funny, wasn’t it Prime Minister Hairdo who liked there ability to ‘pivot’?)

  • xavier

    Interesting development. What worries me is that any lessons learnt would be applied to Tibet.

    In any case do the Iranians and Saudis have the stomach to antagonize the Chinese?

    • mobuyus

      I hope their is more to their stomachs than just Goat sperm.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The more preoccupied China is with dealing with the jihadists, the less likely they are to embroil themselves in the South China Sea. Yes, I hope China effectively confronts its Muslims, but I hope it’s an extended struggle.

    • Frau Katze

      Good thinking.

  • Gary

    I was never the fan of China like Justin is , but I cheered when I saw the Chinese Military take over an Illegal Mosque and torched it to the ground while vehicles came in later to finish of the raze for this death cult temple filled with wife beaters and jew-haters .
    Justin is bent on making us an islamic hell-holes with legal child bride pedophilia.