Can AQ actually gain support of the locals?
What is Beijing worried about? Would giving the province's people cultural and religious freedoms destabilize the rest of the PRC?
Al Qaeda is an international scope outfit. Its agenda is implicitly hostile to nationalism per se. This seems to be a case of strange bedfellows I guess - a marriage of convenience at best.
To what extent are China's people in general apt to come to identify with the plight of the Uighurs?
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