China has long said that insurgents are leading an Islamic separatist movement in Xinjiang. (1)The U.S. captured these characters in 2001 and held them in Guantanamo Bay.
The government said the detainees at the U.S. naval base in Cuba had admitted receiving weapons training in Afghanistan and were a national securityNow, U.S. courts have ordered the release of the Uighurs.
U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina on Tuesday made a dramatic decision ordering the government to free the detainees by Friday. Urbina said it would be wrong for the Bush administration to continue holding the detainees, known as Uighurs (pronounced WEE'gurz), since they are no longer considered enemy combatants. (1)But, release them to where? No country seems to want the Uighurs except China, and some people fear that repatriating them to China will result in their torture.
The Bush administration also said it was continuing "heightened" efforts to find another country to accept the Uighurs, since the detainees might be tortured if they are turned over to China. (1)
The Beijing government has repeatedly urged the U.S. to turn the Uighurs over to Chinese authorities. (1)Let’s see no one except China wants them because why? Could it be that they are trained Muslim radicals? Certainly China wants to get their hands on them for interrogation, and I suspect they’d never again ply their terrorist trade. But, wait! There are plans to release them into the U.S.
The detainees were scheduled to arrive in Washington early Friday and appear in Urbina's courtroom for release to local Uighur families who have agreed to help them settle into the United States. (1)Judge Urbina was appointed to the U.S. District Court in July 1994. Does it surprise you that he is a Bill Clinton appointee? With judges like this, who needs any more enemies?
If you agree with Judge Urbina, undoubtedly you will be voting Democrat in November and you really are stuck on stupid.
Let’s repatriate the Uighurs to their homeland with parachutes from 30,000 feet, and the Chinese government can look for them, if they wish.
Link in the Blog:
Chinese Muslims' release into US blocked for now