每日电讯的驻中国记者Malcolm Moore昨天写了篇博客，标题是《Will the Urumqi riots create a new people’s hero?》，预测Rebiya会成为新的领袖。读者的comments比我更能说明他这篇文章写了点啥：
Here we go again. Orchestrated pogroms and massacres of non-muslims by muslim terrorist/separitist groups and the Western liberal press wades in with the usual prejudice. According to the Western press, the pogrom was a “riot” by an “angry” minority, etc. However, non-muslims protesting against the massacre are a “mob” “roaming” the city. The liberal press has a predictable history of covering up massacres carried out by muslim groups of non-muslims.
If some neo-Nazi group beat and stabbed to death hundreds of people from a perceived “immigrant” background, would it be described as a “riot”? Would liberal journalists document their “anger” and attempt to justify their actions? This is disgusting journalism. The West needs to remember that supporting Islamists is a dangerous business, remember Osama Bin Laden used to be “our” man.
后来，Malcolm从他赴乌鲁木齐采访的同事Peter Foster那儿得到了更多信息。今天他又写了篇博客，《Urumuqi riots signal dark day ahead》这篇在我看来说的更接近事情真相，第二部分的分析也很有道理。不错，一篇objective, balanced post。
When I wrote the post, I had limited information and I jumped to the conclusion that the 156 victims of Sunday’s violence were Uighur.
In fact, it appears that the majority of the victims were Han Chinese, brutally killed by gangs of Uighurs roaming through the back streets of Urumqi. There are some horrific pictures circulating of rows of bloodied bodies and cyclists lying in puddles of blood with their heads bashed in. (Bold added by David)
I apologise for running ahead of the facts, but the idea that Chinese troops had been unable to prevent the Uighurs from murdering Han Chinese honestly never occurred to me.
Now that the sequence of events is clearer, I have a lot of praise for the Chinese security operation in the city. According to Peter Foster, who is on the scene, they managed to prevent escalating situations getting out of hand several times yesterday with calm and judicious policing.
In addition, allowing journalists to circulate and protecting them from the crowd has clearly paid dividends. Rebiya Kadeer’s claims that 400 Uighurs were killed on Sunday were dismissed by my colleagues on the ground, who have neither seen nor heard any evidence to back up her accusation.
(ESWN) I would like to think that I have been trying to be a recorder of history so far while injecting little or not personal opinion. But here is where I feel that I have to make a statement.
… （Rebiya接受Channel 4采访时说韶关玩具厂10000个汉人杀死了60个维族人。）
Wow, 10,000 Chinese beat […] and killed 60 [Uighurs]!!! Would the western media care to follow up with this previously unknown atrocity? Or is this standard hyperbole common to all western politicians?
I would encourage the authorities to stop censoring the internet now. Allowing information to circulate does not lead to greater instability – this unrest has shown that the wild rumours that develop when news is suppressed can be incredibly explosive.
My feeling is that the Han Chinese, now that they have marched and let off some steam, are unlikely to assemble in large numbers again. An enormous security operation should succeed in preventing any more chaos.
But the long-term picture is still troublesome….These riots have been a watershed moment for Han and Uighur relations, and I fear that more trouble lies ahead.