China 'breaks Turkish-Uighur passport plot'

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China 'breaks Turkish-Uighur passport plot'

China arrested nine Muslim Uighurs and 10 Turkish nationals in November over a fake passport plot, state media report.

The Global Times said the Turks gave illegal passports to the Uighurs, who attempted to leave China.

Some of the Uighurs' phones contained "terrorist" material, the paper said, and several confessed they were heading for Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Chinese authorities say they are fighting an Islamist rebellion in Xinjiang, the Uighurs' home region.

More than 200 people died last year in bloody confrontations between Uighurs and Chinese security forces, hundreds of people have been arrested and dozens executed.

Information about incidents in the region is tightly controlled.

Activists say authorities have increasingly repressed the Uighurs, fuelling resentment.

The Turkish embassy in Beijing and the police in Shanghai would not verify the latest story and it was not immediately clear why the information had just emerged.

But the Global Times said the passport-selling scheme had been in progress for months.

Each person paid 60,000 yuan (£6,380; $9,680) for forged and altered passports provided to them by the Turks, who had entered China legally, it said.

One of the Uighurs arrested was a known terror suspect who had "on several occasions in the past broadcast transmissions that fanned ethnic hatred and discrimination in Xinjiang", the paper said.

Dozens of civilians were killed in attacks across China apparently linked to the unrest in Xinjiang. The authorities have blamed Uighur separatists.

News of the arrests comes two days after local media reported that Xinjiang police had shot dead six people who were allegedly trying to detonate a bomb.

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If the Turkish people facilitated fake passports for the Uighurs, to travel to Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, then China will be up for the high jump. How many have already gone, China does not know. And when they return through the Pakistani border, China will face the fireworks, mayhem and chaos.

China does not know that they are playing with fire and repressive means that they have adopted to Han-ise the Uighurs will backfire, and backfire in the most horrendous way, even challenging the concept of China.
 

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China says fake pilgrims sent to Mecca
Officials accused after 'unqualified' people from heavily Muslim province of Xinjiang went on tightly regulated trips


Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

China is investigating 32 officials from the western region of Xinjiang for graft linked to pilgrimages by Muslims to Mecca, state media said on Thursday.

Xinjiang is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people. Hundreds of people have been killed there over the past two years in violence between Uighurs and ethnic majority Han Chinese that the government blames on Muslim separatists.

China's Uighur Muslims can usually only make pilgrimages to Mecca on government-organised trips.

The China Daily, the country's official English-language newspaper, said 14,000 such pilgrimages were organised in 2014 though some of the people who went to Mecca were "unqualified". It did not explain what that meant.

"In addition to arranging pilgrimages for unqualified people, the investigated officials were found to have asked for and received bribes or neglected the inspection and management of pilgrimage work," the China Daily said, citing the anti-graft watchdog.

The officials, most of them from Xinjiang's Kizilsu prefecture, violated Communist party discipline, were derelict of duty, abused their power for personal gain and made power-for-money deals, the newspaper said.

They included Kizilsu's former director of pilgrimage affairs, the head of the public security bureau and the mayor of the its most populous city, Artux.

China is particularly concerned about Uighurs going abroad because of fear they will link up with Islamist militants.

Human rights groups say Uighurs trying to go abroad are fleeing persecution under harsh government policies and they criticise China for restricting the issuance of passports and curtailing Uighurs' foreign travel which some say fuels graft.

"Strict quotas on the official organisation of pilgrimage groups leads to the buying of quotas," Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for exiled World Uyghur Congress, said in an email.

Separately, state media reported on Wednesday that police in Shanghai had arrested 10 Turkish nationals suspected of supplying fake passports to Uighur "terrorist suspects".

The China Daily said in a separate article on Thursday that China would enhance information exchanges and co-operation with Turkey to "smash cross-border criminal gangs".
China says fake pilgrims sent to Mecca | World news | The Guardian
Another nail in China's coffin.

Not only are the Uighurs moving out with fake passports, but Chinese officials in Xinjiang themselves are in the racket.

To imagine that 'unqualified', whatever that means, also were allowed on Chinese monitored and conducted tours to Mecca!

China is in BIG trouble now that officials are also encouraging folks to visit Islamic areas where they can be duly indoctrinated.

'Unqualified' possibly means those who are not too into the idea of China and Communism.

BIG Trouble.
 

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Not gonna change a thing there are thousands Muslim went right in Isis When they come back they will be monitored attempt something they will be arrested. Israel has terrorist issues for decades yet they still come out on top
 

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