mem wrote: ↑
Thu May 17, 2018 11:16 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/china/a ... mrn_rm=rta
mem wrote: ↑
Thu May 17, 2018 11:15 am
Came across this shocking article on China and what they are doing to combat radical islam. Cant believe there hasnt been more coverage on this. I've known about FG for a long time, but surprised the islamic world is not staging a full scale revolutuon against china, when they dont tolerate other things coming out of Europe.
Thanks for this. I had no idea. Absolutely terrible.
What is FG?
I don't think muslims generally care that much about muslims in other countries. Iran and Iraq fought a war, Iran and Saudi Arabia are said to be fighting a cold war, Palestinians fighters were kicked out of Jordan in 1970s, Palestinian refugees were not allowed into or very accepted in other muslim countries... I expect that there are many other examples. I am not sure the "Islamic world" is that strong and united- with the possible exception of oil pricing. OK, maybe I'm getting a bit cynical now.
Also, as I said before China for all its evils internally, does not seem as aggressive externally. Unlike the UK, it did not invade Iraq, join with the Israelis to attack Egypt (Suez crisis), or overthrow a democratically elected government in Iran to suit its own purposes (1953). The UK, and also France and the US, is paying for some unpleasant history in the region and that, at least in part, is why Muslim intolerance is directed more at Europe. At least China stayed out of the Middle East itself. Muslims in China are a pretty distant issue for most of the Arab world, whereas UK/France/US involvement in Syria, is right at the heart of the middle east.
In the West, we have more of an international approach to issues, but many other countries are more nationalistic and in turn respect others' rights to do what they like in their own countries (even if it's horrible) as long as they don't do it elsewhere.
Muslim extremists don't care about these thousands of people being killed but someone draws a cartoon and they lose their shit. There's nothing logical about them. Some of them arguably seem to care more about attacks on Islam than attacks on muslims which is not a good state of affairs.