China officials reportedly taught the good people near Aksu city in Xinjiang a thing or two about team spirit. When the local mosque balked at posting signs praising the Olympics on its walls, the Chinese had the mosque destroyed. That’ll show ’em.
The incident occurred in Kalpin county near Aksu city in Xinjiang’ where most of the people are Uighur.
Locals report that the officials not only destroyed the mosque (which had been recently renovated) but carted away all of the copies of the Quran.
Next time, they will hopefully cheer a bit more enthusiastically in the spontaneously popular Beijing Olympics.
This story follows other recent stories of crackdowns on dissidents and a warning to athletes not to express their own political views at the event. Obviously, the Olympic committee could have foreseen such incidents when it picked an authoritarian nation as the site for the games.
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