Betrayal of China’s Muslims Undermines the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Credibility

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September 07, 2023 | The Diplomat | By Aaron Rhodes and Marco Respinti

The Uyghur Human Rights Project, based in Washington, D.C., has published more than one dossier on the Muslim world’s support of China. UHRP co-founder Nury Turkel, a prominent Uyghur-American advocate and commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, has often publicly denounced the situation. On March 23, Turkel gave his sixth testimony to the U.S. Congress on issues related to Uyghurs and China. In the “Recommendations” concluding his written statement, Turkel said that “[d]iplomatic efforts must be redoubled with member-states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to end the near-total silence by Muslim-majority countries regarding the genocide.”

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