Sunday, 19 April 2015
Islamic Jihad against Chinese Buddhists
Following on from the previous post on the eradication of Buddhism from Kazakhstan, here's the historical background...
From The History of Jihad
"...The Muslim victory on the Talas river also had its negative fallout in the conversion of the Chinese border population to Islam. In this encounter with the Arab Muslim invaders, China lost many of the Westernmost provinces of its empire in the 8th century. In fact Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan were once Chinese provinces of the T’ang empire up to 751. These provinces were like the rest of China overwhelmingly Buddhist.
Their Buddhist character was lost and the population slaughtered and the rest forcibly converted to Islam from the 8th century onwards after the defeat of the Chinese at the Battle of the Talas river. And only when these provinces were overrun by the Muslims after the Battle of Talas in 751 that they were separated from China and annexed to the Muslim Caliphate. The Kazaks, Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, and Tajiks are Chinese converts to Islam. Even today inside China the Uyghurs do not consider themselves to be Chinese. They constitute the Chinese converts to Islam, but are agitating against the Chinese government for secession from China to form a separate country they call Eastern Turkistan!
After the Chinese defeat at Battle of the Talas river, the conversion of the Qarluq Turks to Islam was followed by the conversion of the Uyghur (Ughirs). Later the Hui Chinese (a branch of the Han Chinese) were also forced into accepting the faith imposed on them by the Arabs and by the other Chinese converts to Islam. These Chinese who converted to Islam gradually gave up their rich Chinese heritage and became Arabized, although they continued to look Mongoloid like the Chinese. These are the Kazaks, Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, Turkmen and Tajiks who today do not even consider themselves Chinese or a part of the great Chinese nation. Even inside China proper, the descendants of the Hui, Ughirs, and Qarluqs who populate the Westernmost Chinese province of Xinjiang want to secede from China and are agitating for a separate Islamic state to be a part of a resurgent Muslim Caliphate. Many of them are sympathetic to the Al Qaeda but their attempts to secede from China have been so far successfully resisted by the Chinese Communist regime.
Of late the animosity of the Muslim Uyghurs against the Chinese has spilled over outside China across to Afghanistan and Pakistan where before the siege of the Red Mosque, the Uyghurs instigated the local Pakistani Muslims to abduct Chinese ladies and humiliated them for being un-Islamic. There have been instances of Chinese engineers being abducted and murdered in NWFP (North West Frontier Province) of Pakistan and around Gwadar port where the Chinese have a major involvement in helping the economic development of Pakistan.
Many non-governmental agencies in Pakistan such as the ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) have co-opted the Uyghurs in their strategy of a global Jihad which is also aimed at China to complete the task they consider unfinished, of converting all the Chinese to Islam. A task which was initiated when the Muslim prophet Mohammed sent his invitation to the Chinese emperor to convert to Islam in 629 and which almost came to be a reality after the Chinese defeat at the Battle of the Talas river in 751..." read it all
See also Islam Will Destroy Buddhism