BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The deadly riot that
killed 184 people and injured 1,680 others in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region in northwest
China was followed by some distorted western media
reports of the July 5 events.
Those irresponsible media have been denounced by the
public around the world, who prefer to believe the Chinese media, including the
influential China Radio International (CRI).
Roberto Carlos from the United States said he
condemned the violence in Xinjiang and felt angry that many western media
distorted what happened. He criticized a TV station in Florida for "damaging the
image of the People's Republic of China by reports of splittism."
Khelil Abdelkader from Algeria said he was astonished
by a number of distorted reports on Xinjiang in Western media.
Abdelkader, who visited China earlier this year as
one of the awarded listeners of CRI, said he has had contact with Chinese
minorities. He said he was impressed by their "harmonious and happy lives in the
era of the Reform and Opening-up and under the government's preferential
The Algerian said Western media should respect the
facts and follow professional rules and morality in reporting on Xinjiang.
"I call on all media organizations to scrupulously
abide by their professional requirements and refrain from doing harm to another
nation's image for its selfish interests," Abdelkader said.
Idriss Booudina from Morocco said many western media
have developed a skewed imagination of the riot in far western Xinjiang in order
to confuse the public and defame China.
"We have our eyes and ears, and our own judgments. We
believe that all Muslim are peace-loving, and we feel disgusted by those bogus
Muslim who took the name of national religion for the sake of selfish motives,"
"They are set to be smashed by justice sooner or
later," Booudina added.
Nasser Dhefeer from Egypt said he was led into grief
by the riot in Xinjiang. He denounced the rioters for attempting to destroy
national unity through violence.
"I sincerely prayed that the bloody tragedy would not
happen again," Dhefeer said.