Editor says, in the ATL of Robert Ferrigno's brilliant novel "Prayers for the Assassin" we are entertained by an Islamic Republic of America that arises from a fake 9/11 style crisis in 2015. In this variant thread, we wonder how such a successor state would respond to a Muslim uprising in southern China. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, The Toronto Metro news reported July 8th 2009 ~ Pity the Uighurs - the wrong kind of minority fighting the wrong kind of enemy. In China's worst ethnic unrest in years, Uighurs took to the streets of Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, on Sunday. They are believed to have been angered by government handling of a June clash between Han Chinese and Uighur factory workers in southern China, where two Uighurs died, news agencies reported. The Chinese government quickly blamed exiled separatists, arrested dozens and tried to curb information flow by stifling the Internet. Yesterday, Han Chinese armed with iron bars and machetes went looking for revenge on Uighurs. But as Reuters pointed out, the underlying cause of the unrest most likely was long-standing economic, cultural and religious grievances that have built up among the Uighurs over decades of tight central rule. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.