Two men suspected of trying to hijack a flight in China were beaten to death by passengers

Now this should be a movie of the week.

Thoughts of these Chinese defenders will help me sleep for days.

From The Daily Mail:

By Amy Oliver

PUBLISHED: 15:01 GMT, 2 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:19 GMT, 2 July 2012

Two men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China were beaten to death by passengers and crew, state media said today.

The men were part of a six-strong gang, aged 20 to 36, who attempted to hijack a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for Urumqi last Friday.

Minutes after the flight carrying 101 people took off from Hetian, southwest Xinjiang, three men in the front and three in the back stood up and announced their plans to terrified passengers, according to reports.

Terrifying: The men were part of a six-strong gang, aged 20 to 36, who attempted to hijack a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for Urumqi last Friday (file picture)Terrifying: The men were part of a six-strong gang, aged 20 to 36, who attempted to hijack a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for Urumqi last Friday (file picture)

The group, all from the city of Kashgar in the west of Xinjiang, then broke a pair of aluminum crutches and used the pieces to attack passengers while trying to break into the cockpit, a regional government spokesman said.

They were tackled by police and passengers who tied them up with belts before the plane returned to the airport safely just 22 minutes later.

Several passengers and crew members were injured in the tussle. The alleged hijackers were taken to hospital where two of them later died, the state-run Global Times reported.

 

The newspaper said two others were hospitalised after mutilating themselves, but gave no others details.

 

 

The regional government spokesman added the men had smuggled  suspected explosives on board. These were still being tested by police today.

Xinjiang is home to a large population of minority Uighurs (pronounced WEE’-gurs), but is ruled by China’s ethnic majority Hans.

There have been clashes between authorities and Uighurs resentful of government controls over their religion and culture.

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6 Replies to “Two men suspected of trying to hijack a flight in China were beaten to death by passengers”

  1. If this had happened in Sweden, the UK or the US, as some DM readers have pointed out, chances are the heroes would be tried for first-degree murder. And, in the US, pig-nosed Nihad Awad, Ibrahim Hooper, Mahdi Bray and Dahlia Mogahed would go on a tour of the news networks with Michael Moore, Spencer Ackerman and Justin Berrier to speak out against the horrors of “islamophobia” and to demand that, as a measure to assuage the fears of the poor mahoundian community resulting from the incident, that parts of the Constitution be replaced with sharia… Just so that, as they always say, American muslims (mahoundians living in America that is, since there is no such thing as an American muslim) could “practice their religion in peace.”

  2. If Muslims destroy the West, they will have to deal with China. The West can only survive if we take radically different values. The Arabs gave up paganism, and chose Islam to deal with their enemies. A comparable change should revive the West.

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