Video shows proof of Chinese abuse of Muslim minorityPosted by Catherine Reed / September 22, 2019
A video, posted anonymously on both Twitter and YouTube, shows blindfolded and shackled prisoners in a largely Muslim region of China. This adds to the evidence that China is attempting to wipe out, one way or another, its Muslim population.
As part of its efforts to Sinicize its Muslim population, the Chinese government has ordered Chinese restaurants to remove Arabic language signs and Muslim symbols. Reuters reporters contacted 11 different Muslim-owned restaurants, all of whom told reporters that the government demanded removal of the signs.
The United States has already condemned China for imprisoning millions of Uighur, a minority group comprised mostly of Muslims, into concentration camps.
Randall Schriver, head of Asian policy at the U.S. Defense Department, made the long-overdue statement. Schriver’s intentional reference to Holocaust concentration camps comes in light of the potentially three-million Uighur held in detention centers. His comments are likely to increase tensions with China.
The Uighur are Chinese citizens, and the majority of them are Muslim. They are therefore both religiously and ethnically different from the (officially) atheist Han majority. China has done this before––it has actively pursued policies that “Sinicize” Tibet, who are both ethnically and religious different from the Han majority.