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China has launched a massive campaign of cultural extermination against the Uighurs

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  1. Bismarck

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    China has launched a massive campaign of cultural extermination against the Uighurs
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    IN AN attempt to defend the gulag in which it has imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang region, China has tried to rebrand concentration camps as centers for “vocational training.” The goal, as a state television broadcast put it, is to “rescue ignorant, backward and poor rural minorities.” That description encapsulates the gross bigotry with which Chinese authorities view the Uighurs, against whom they have launched a massive campaign of cultural extermination.

    But accept for a moment Beijing’s description of the camps’ purpose. How, then, to explain the fact that not just “ignorant” peasants but also scores of the most prominent Uighur intellectuals have been sent to them? Are poets, professors, scientists and journalists living in Xinjiang also in need of vocational training?

    According to a report in the New York Times, Uighur exiles have compiled a list of 159 intellectuals who have been detained over the past year. They are the propagators, curators and defenders of a culture that the regime of Xi Jinping appears determined to eradicate. “Break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections and break their origins,” concluded a state news commentary cited by the Times. It’s hard to read that as anything other than a declaration of genocidal intent.

    Chinese spokesmen sometimes describe Uighur detainees as actual or potential terrorists. But the intellectuals the Chinese government has swept up include figures who openly supported the communist regime, such as Abdulqadir Jalaleddin, an expert on medieval poetry at Xinjiang Normal University. Like other scholars, he wrote an open letter declaring his loyalty to the state but was detained anyway.

    Up to 1.1 million people, or 11.5 percent of the Uighur population between the ages of 20 and 79, are believed to be held in the camps. There they are forced to renounce the Muslim religion and Uighur language, and memorize and recite Chinese characters and propaganda songs. The “vocational training” is actually forced labor. Torture and deaths are common. Thousands of children have been separated from their parents and placed in a separate network of orphanages.

    A Canadian parliamentary report issued last month echoed others in saying that “what is happening to Turkic Muslims is unprecedented in its scale, technological sophistication and in the level of economic resources attributed by the state to the project.” Yet thanks to China’s growing power, global reaction has been muted. Muslim nations have been shamefully silent, and while some Western democracies have spoken up, the Trump administration has also largely ignored the issue.

    The vacuum in Washington should be filled by Congress. Bipartisan legislation that would create a special coordinator to respond to the Xinjiang crisis and prepare the ground for sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the repression failed to pass the last Congress. It should be promptly taken up this year.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.16ed4143888b
     
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    This thread is related to Turkish section as Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakh or any other Turkish ethnic threads.

    Don’t remove please.
     
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    Very sad.
     
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    Propaganda...
     
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    The Chinese government apparently cannot tolerate ethnic challenges to the control exercised by the CCP. What happened in Tibet is now happening in Xinjiang. How can Muslim nations accept this?
     
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    Watch imran khan's interview to turkish media there were questions raised to him. He answered perfectly.

    Also recently 12 countries includimg pakistan, malaysia, russia and india sent envoys and investigators to china. Also united nations have been given a green light to visit china as well.
    They gave a report read it.

    Muslims in china have better lifestyles and oppertunities than indian citizens or pakistani or bangladeshi citizens. I know i live in pakistan and i have lived in xinjiang for 3.5 years.

    Go visit Xinjiang everything is better than what is present in india.

    Muslims should come and help us kashmiriz first. India is doing violence and human rights abuses in my land kashmir. Muslims of the world if they could they would help kashmir. Propaganda against china won't work on pakistan i muslims we know xinjiang. Our government officals and students and people like me visit xinjiang and all over china every year. This is just propaganda against china. Nothing more .
     
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    Yeah sure the Chinese gave you acces to the camps....
     
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    I have friends and family in xinjiang.. People talk if 1 million had an issue.
     
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    So if one of your family members were detained it would be no issue, its not like 1 million is detained right?
     
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    Those who had issues approcahed kazakh, pakistan and chinese governments they are being taken care of by respective governemnts. Turkey has issues with kurds right? Do we pakistaniz or arabs speak and imterviene in turkey? No we don't why? Because turkey is a soverign state under united nations charter. Same is the case with china. China is a soverign case we or any muslim nation doesn't have a right to interfere in soverign chinese state under united nations charter.

    We don't interfere in other nations internal affairs.
     
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    Do you see anyone interfering in anything here? I just call it by the name, people like you curse Israel day and night but defend China, thats the kind of hypocracy thats sickening.
    The best part is not even China is denying the camps but you guys call it propaganda, what do you think whats happening in those ''reeducation camps''?

    We had similar things happening in the past but we recon our mistakes and wont repeat it again. You are welcome to point it out once Turkey starts to put Kurds into concentration camps, until then stop the whataboutism, thats just low.
     
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    You and your family don´t care, that is clear.
     
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    Don't u guys me... U don't know me 1 bit. Also i live in xinjiang china from time to time. You are welcome to visit as well. I defend china because its my 2nd home. I would be a sinner and a coward if i didn't defend my home. For me and majority of pakistaniz China is a second home. If people have problems they exist all around the world .

    I'll make it short i don't have anything against u or turkey or the west in general. If u guys want to start a war with china be my guest. But pakistani muslims will stand firm with china ..we know what happens when united states and nato goes to syria, iraq and afghanjstan. We will never let that happen to pakistani or chinese people. We will stay away from such propaganda.

    Strong china is strong pakistan. We will stand with china like china stands with pakistan. Go spread ur propagada on indian websites or united states or turkish ones we know better we won't make china weak.

    Im tired of explaining this to dumb muslim brothers around the world on this website. I won't reply here or on this topic ever again go to united nations and invade china, thats ur only option.

    12 countries and representatives visited china 2 days ago watch their report if u dont trust my words. Or go to xinjiang china itself china is an open country.
     
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    Bare in mind that it is an ethnic issue for my people,not religious.
     
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