Friday, March 14, 2014

Malaysia flight 370: Investigators looking at Chinese Uighur passenger who had flight training

The Uighurs are Muslim Chinese who live in the Western section of China, and have been fomenting unrest there for the past few years.  It is possible this person is a key player, but it is going to take some time to know for sure if this is a jihad attack.  As time passes and discovery of the plane continues to elude searchers, the likelihood of it being jihad increases.

From the Sydney Morning Herald March 13 by Lindsay Murdoch

Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: Investigation paying 'special attention' to Chinese Uighur passenger

Police investigating the backgrounds of all 239 people aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are paying “special attention” to a 35 year-old Chinese Uighur man who undertook flight simulation training, according to a report in a leading Malay language newspaper in Kuala Lumpur.

The Uighurs Muslim ethnic minority group from the north-western Chinese province of Xinjiang have been battling for independence since they were brought under Chinese control in 1949, claiming they are oppressed by China’s authoritarian government and face religious restrictions and widespread discrimination.

Earlier this month the Uighurs, who make up 45 percent of the population of Xinjiang, were blamed for a violent attack at a Chinese train station.

At least 100 people have been killed in the past year in violent clashes between Uighurs and Chinese security forces.

The Harian Metro newspaper quoted an unnamed source as saying the man is not a suspect over the plane’s disappearance but that investigators were delving into his background.

According to the source the man has a PHD from a university in Britain was recently worked as a lecturer at a university in Turkey.

The source said he undertook flight simulation training in Sweden in around 2006.

Malaysian officials have not confirmed the information.

No group has claimed responsibility for the plane’s disappearance.

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