July 2019

Muslim countries joined China in defending its cultural genocide of Uighurs. Aren’t they ashamed?

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:40
Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo. Photo:  Photo provided by an RFA listener

AT A SESSION of the U.N. Human Rights Council this month, 22 mostly Western ambassadors joined in a letter expressing concern about China’s mass detentions in the Xinjiang region and calling for “meaningful access” for “independent international observers.”

Teaching the Oppression of Uighurs in a Philosophy Course

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 21:32

There are many valuable aims of philosophy. There are many excellent ways of teaching philosophy. But, for whatever it’s worth, at the introductory level I prioritize the aim of showing the utility of philosophical tools and concepts for understanding the world.

Improved Turkish-Chinese come at a cost to Uighurs

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 20:14
June 15, 2019. Photo: Xinhua

Fatima, a Uighur in her early 30s, believes that she can no longer conceive children because she was involuntarily sterilized while held for more than a year in a Chinese-government-run detention camp, where she unknowingly ingested pills that made her infertile.

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 20:14
Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China’s policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained.

OIC’s curious record on Xinjiang

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 20:02
 Family photo of 13. Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. 14 April 2016.   Wikipedia President.az

While the bloc has made repeated references to Kashmir, it has been ambivalent about China’s treatment of Uighurs

How Americans — Some Knowingly, Some Unwittingly — Helped China's Surveillance Grow

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:22

The Chinese government has created a surveillance state using DNA, voice, and face recognition technology to track and target China's Uighur population. Americans helped advance this system.

Pence tears into China over treatment of Uighurs

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:14

US backs religious freedom no matter how trade talks go, vice president vows

For some Chinese Muslims, fleeing doesn't end trouble

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:14
Still from a video from RFE/RL.

Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Olzhas Auyezov 
JULY 19, 2019 / 6:23 AM

Civil Society Protests Around the Globe for Uyghurs’ Sake

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:14

Starting on Sunday, independent groups and individuals will go to the streets for six weeks (at least) to break the silence on the CCP’s persecutions in Xinjiang.

Daughter of Uighur scholar fights for his freedom

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:14

Jewher Ilham was 18 when she and her father were set to board a plane to visit the United States in 2013 and Chinese authorities stopped and arrested him. At her father’s insistence, Jewher got on the plane without him.