Credit to National Review's Andy McCarthy. Since the Chinese government cleverly slotted in its repression of the Uighirs under George Bush's War on Terror, consistency requires maintaining that any signs of resistance from the Uighirs to the Chinese government must be Islamist terrorism. And not, as might be the case if they weren't Muslim, another colour revolution that could be supported. And so he's consistent --
Hard to Believe the Lovable Uighurs Could Be Involved in Terrorism . . . [Andy McCarthy]
even though the ones we were holding at Gitmo were trained in al-Qaeda-affiliated camps.
The Wall Street Journal (as flagged in the NRO web briefing) reports on rioting in China by Uighur "students" that has left scores dead and hundreds wounded ... No reason for non-Muslims in Bermuda, Palau, or the United States to worry, though. The lovable Uighurs are merely trying to address "economic and social discrimination." Once they get social justice, I'm sure they'll stop.
So there you have it. We're taking the Chinese government's word for what happened and assuming that all the Uighir dead must be some kind of terrorist agitators.