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A Twitter thread about the Uyghurs

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This twitter thread could be close to the truth about what happened in China with the Uyghurs, but I can't validate it. The truth would seem to be somewhere in the middle. China had a massive problem with terrorism, which had taken the lives of 11,000 people and injured many more. Militant Jihadists were coming back from the war in Syria all fired up with Jihadism, wanting to spread militant Jihadism throughout China. They wanted to separate Xinjiang from the rest of China and create a caliphate state, from which they could launch a war into China.I put out here in the past leaked CIA documents which which discussed how they could use jihadist Uyghurs to cause a civil war in China. The document said such a war would drain China’s resources, slow down its development, reduce its competive

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 This twitter thread could be close to the truth about what happened in China with the Uyghurs, but I can't validate it. The truth would seem to be somewhere in the middle. 

China had a massive problem with terrorism, which had taken the lives of 11,000 people and injured many more. 

Militant Jihadists were coming back from the war in Syria all fired up with Jihadism, wanting to spread militant Jihadism throughout China. They wanted to separate Xinjiang from the rest of China and create a caliphate state, from which they could launch a war into China.

I put out here in the past leaked CIA documents which which discussed how they could use jihadist Uyghurs to cause a civil war in China. The document said such a war would drain China’s resources, slow down its development, reduce its competive advantage, and then the US could regain its competive lead again. This is how the world works, and its evil!

China was rightly very concerned about this and decided to put many of the radicalised Uyghurs through a re-education program.

China had never made it compulsory for the Uyghurs to speak Mandarin, and this had led to them to be left behind economically, which caused a lot of resentment, fueling the seperatist movement, so now learning Mandarin became a priority. 

The radicalised Uyghurs were shown films of suicide bombers who had survived, but now deeply regreted what they had done, as they had killed innocent people. 

Films of the families who had lost love ones were also shown where the family members were very distraught and upset. And maimed victims who had survived suicide bomb attacks were shown. On the whole, the reeducation programme was a success. 


Below is just one person's point of view, but he he did feel that the reeducation programme was very disruptive. 


There is no genocide in Xinjiang but there is marginalisation. No one should be forced to take extra education because of their cultural background.


Look, I’ve had multiple contacts who’ve gone through the education. Yes they’re alive and yes they speak Uyghur and can be Uyghur.


But just think about how it feels that you lose a year of your life because of the actions of others?


Like yes, you can go home during school, yes the schools are run by Uyghur teachers but it doesn’t detract from how it’s a policy targeted at a certain group.


Honestly, since I went back to China, I’ve heard some pretty sick things from ignorant people. They assume Islam is violent just because of what the American news reports. The East Turkestan terrorist attacks haven’t helped.


China needs to everyone aware of the truth.

Anyway, just stop saying nothing is happening in Xinjiang.


Yeah, we need to debunk the obvious fake news like mass genocide, slavery and rape etc but we also need to see that there is discrimination and an over response to terrorism.


If you have twitter you can read the whole thing here. 



Mike Norman
Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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