And the Chinese probably can guarantee this, because — as far as I know — unlike Western countries they don’t play politically correct games allowing Muslims who have not been adequately vetted (or vetted at all) access to high-level law enforcement and security operations. More on this story. “Beijing Olympics ‘safe’ despite jihad threat,” by Malcolm Moore in the Telegraph, August 5 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
With the games due to begin on Friday, authorities in Kashgar said the terrorists behind a bombing in the city on Monday were trying to “turn 2008 into a year of mourning for China”.
Two men drove a lorry into a troop of policemen on a morning jog outside the Yijin hotel, killing 16 and injuring another 16, two critically.
“These men were trying to perform a jihad,” said Mr Dagang. “We found papers on one of the suspects saying that their religious beliefs are more important than their lives, the prosperity of their families and even the well-being of their mothers.”
He said two Islamic groups, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and the East Turkestan Liberation Organization, could have been behind the attack, since materials on the suspects matched items recovered from an ETIM training camp in January. The groups want an independent region for the Uighurs, the ethnic Muslims that makes up the bulk of the population in Kashgar.
“This was well-planned, at least one month in advance,” he said. “They knew when the policemen were doing their exercises.” He also revealed that 18 foreign terrorists had been arrested so far this year.
During the attack on Monday, the men threw home-made grenades at the policemen before stabbing them with knives, said Shi Dagang, the Communist party secretary in Kashgar….
He promised a “severe and continuous crackdown” against the terrorists, who had previously warned they would carry out one attack each month in the run-up to the games. Other incidents included unrest in two other cities in Xinjiang and an attempted bombing of a China Southern jet from Urumqi, the state capital, to Beijing.
Nevertheless, the organisers of the games sought to reassure the 10,000 athletes and hundreds of thousands of expected tourists that they should not worry about security. “We can guarantee a safe and peaceful Olympic Games,” said Sun Weide, a spokesman for the organising committee….