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Why Islamic leaders remain silent about China’s internment camps for Uyghur Muslims

China is involved in what can only be called a ‘genocide’ against Uyghur Muslims. Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why the world’s Muslims leaders remain silent.

China is involved in what can only be called a ‘genocide’ in the northwestern part of its territory against Uyghur Muslims.

Concentration camps, forced sterilisation, cultural destruction… it is all done in the name of ‘counter terrorism’. And yet the world’s Muslims leaders remain silent. Why? Listen as Borealis weighs in.

A sweeping crackdown starting in late 2016 transformed Xinjiang into a draconian police state. While state control over reproduction has long been a common part of the birth control regime in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the situation in Xinjiang has become especially severe following a policy of mass internment initiated in early 2017 by officials of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Sources:

Reporter’s Notebook: Uighurs Held For ‘Extremist Thoughts’ They Didn’t Know They Had https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720608802/reporters-notebook-uighurs-held-for-extremist-thoughts-they-didnt-know-they-had?t=1595151431897

Sterilizations, IUDs, and Mandatory Birth Control: The CCP’s Campaign to Suppress Uyghur Birth Rates in Xinjiang https://jamestown.org/program/sterilizations-iuds-and-mandatory-birth-control-the-ccps-campaign-to-suppress-uyghur-birth-rates-in-xinjiang/?mc_cid=09853e7d3b&mc_eid=f4ef6c8eb5

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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