Weekly Standard lumps Uighurs in same boat as Christians
Members of Congress should consider asking President Obama to make the ongoing crackdown as well as the despairing self-immolations by Tibetans, the persecution of Uyghurs, Christians, and land rights and other activists, a central feature of First Secretary Xi’s visit. But they don’t need to bother asking Congressman Paul to join them.Now they're right that Christians have been persecuted there to some extent, and humans rights activists even more. But the Uighurs? Doesn't Bork know that they're an Islamist group that's conducted its own jihad against China? The al Qaeda even encouraged them to commit jihad against China a few years ago. And Bork not only has to stupidly put them alongside Christians as a persecuted group in China, she even gives them first billing?
There's a very valid argument to be made about Paul's loathsome record in focusing on China's communism, but putting the Uighurs in the same boat as the Christians is making almost the same mistakes as Paul himself, and undermines the full impact of the article.