Muslim Firing Mortar Explodes, Chinese Netizen Reactions

A Muslim terrorist/insurgent/freedom-fighter firing a mortar, moments before an explosion kills him.

A Muslim terrorist/insurgent/freedom-fighter firing a mortar, moments before an explosion kills him.

The following video on popular Chinese video sharing website Youku was uploaded yesterday and has accumulated nearly half a million views so far, making it one of the most viewed videos of the day.

On Youku:

What a tragedy! A mistake while firing mortars

A very promising video, will it become hot/popular?

A copy on YouTube:

Can’t see the above video?

Comments from Youku:


The mortar shell is probably real, but the launcher is shanzhai


Shanzhai is truly scary.


Looking at the video, it looks like he suffered return fire, and not that the mortar shell exploded!
Perhaps a precise radar targeting attack by the American military.


搞笑搞笑搞笑搞笑搞笑 Shanzhai product.


The mortar shell wasn’t even inserted, why did it detonate? Mortar shell propellant isn’t that powerful is it? Perhaps there was a problem with the fuse?


This brother has gone to meet his god.


United States military regulation article 5: Don’t forget the weapon in your hands was manufactured by the lowest bidder.


Made by the Vietnamese, garbage.


made in china

瘦憨: (responding to 黄大卫)

Oh~~ you too are a “cannon” expert?


Actually, they are training for suicide bombings.


He died, and the title actually jokes about it, I can’t believe you guys.

[The tone of the Chinese title is a little humorous but does not translate well into English]


Requesting the background music.


The explosion was a bit behind the mortar, it probably really was being blown up by the enemy.


What’s worse is that this actually made the front page [was featured on Youku’s home page].


That definitely must’ve been made in China.




This fact proves that firing cannons too frequently will hurt your body.

[打炮, da pao is a euphemism for male masturbation.]

为国兮: (responding to 3911096)

You too were made in China.


The video explains: This shell: American~~~ This shell: British~~~ This shell: German~~~ This shell: Chinese

鳄鱼先生55: (responding to above)

[Your] translation is not bad.


I love football,I love football,I love football,I love football,I love~~football,I love football,woo


a la akba!
Long live Allah or something [Allah is the greatest], Muslims, what a tragedy.


Shot his cannon too frequently, body couldn’t handle it, a sudden death, evaluation complete.

[放炮, fang pao is a euphemism for ejaculation or male masturbation in general.]

止戈cn: (responding to above)

The launcher tube couldn’t handle it.


The uploader is a 2b, this person was killed by incoming fire.

The video is old. Many copies appear on YouTube in 2010 although it appears that it has been around since at least 2007. However, earlier copies on YouTube were “removed because its content violates YouTube’s Terms of Service”.

Many reports of this video say the mortar exploded prematurely. Is that what happened or was he hit by return fire?

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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