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Indian Muslims in Mumbai protest Chinese treatment of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang province. (Rajanish Kakade/AP)
Sep 18, 2018

THE TOTALITARIANISM of the 21st century is being pioneered in a vast but remote region of western China inaccessible to most outsiders and subject to a media blackout by China’s Communist authorities.

Outside a mosque in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, 2017. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGE
Sep 17, 2018

The assault on the Uighurs serves Beijing’s imperial ambitions, which require stable land borders.

Sep 17, 2018

China is conducting one of the largest mass internment campaigns known to history.

Police officers patrol a night food market in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang Uighur region.CreditCreditOhannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Sep 17, 2018

A regime at war with the human soul will eventually lose.

Rohingya women and children wait in line for food in Bangladesh on Aug. 26, 2018. A year ago, Myanmar's military crackdown on the ethnic Muslim minority forced more than 700,000 to flee to Bangladesh from violence and torture, according to the U.N. Human Rights Council. (Paula Bronstein/Getty)
Sep 13, 2018

Governments in two countries, Myanmar and China, face allegations of persecuting minority Muslim populations. The mistreatment is different in each situation but the reports are credible and the oppression is grievous.

Police patrolling the Old Town in Kashgar, Xinjiang. ‘According to the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders, official data suggests a fifth of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang, which has just 1.5% of its population.’ Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian
Sep 13, 2018

As increasing evidence emerges of the arbitrary detention of Muslim minorities on a shocking scale in the north-western region, the new UN rights chief and others are speaking out

Uighurs and their supporters march to the United Nations to protest in New York, on March 15. Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. (AP Photo via RNS / Seth Wenig)
Sep 11, 2018

No faith group faces more persecution than Uighur Muslims

Sep 5, 2018

China’s efforts to quash what it says is separatism and religious extremism among its ethnic Muslim population have turned the far western region of Xinjiang into one of the world’s most heavily policed areas. 

Sep 4, 2018

As a nation that has a long history with Islam, China should respect the rights of moderate Muslims to worship

Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang
Sep 4, 2018

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, hit back after reports of more than a million Uyghurs being held in internment camps in the western region of Xinjiang were deemed “credible” by a United Nations human-rights panel last month.

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