Commentary

Editorial: Persecuted Muslims: Atrocities in Myanmar, abuses in China

  • Thu, 09/13/2018 - 20:57

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.

The Repression of Uyghurs Is Now an All-Out War Against a People

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:14

Uyghurs fear that Beijing wants nothing less than for them to disappear as a people.

Uyghur men drink tea in the old town in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, March 2017	(Thomas Peter/Reuters)

The Persecution of the Uyghurs

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:09

It is the secrecy that makes whatever is happening in Xinjiang so sinister. The silence of the Xi Jinping regime is broken only by euphemism, which raises suspicions that something epochal, horrible is going on.

(Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Religious Persecution in Iran, China Must End Now

  • Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:52

Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve.

Remembering Tiananmen; The Uighur Crackdown

  • Thu, 06/07/2018 - 18:44

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the 29th anniversary of the June 4 massacre and a disturbing turn in Xinjiang.

Police officers patrol in China’s Xinjiang province in February. (Kyodo News via Getty Images)

China’s repugnant campaign to destroy a minority people

  • Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:17

CHINA IS undertaking a repugnant campaign to destroy the identity of a minority people, the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province in the far northwest. The Chinese government has in recent years blamed violent attacks in the region on Islamist extremists and has targeted Uighurs and others for pressure and persecution.

Men walk past a CCTV surveillance camera after prayer in a mosque in Hotan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Commentary: China’s Muslim minority faces a modern Orwellian nightmare

  • Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:03

At least 120,000 Uighurs have been imprisoned in so-called “re-education camps” in the last two years, according to the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia.

How the Chinese are ‘re-educating’ the entire Muslim Uyghur population

  • Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:42

China makes the news quite often these days. And for good reason: the Dragon will determine much of our future in the rest of the world for the coming century, whether we like it or not.

Police patrol the streets as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after the morning prayers in Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in July 2017. Photo: AFP

A police state in Xinjiang in which moderate voices are silenced is not what China needs to achieve stability

  • Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:08

Roseann Rife says the region has became a testing ground for China’s most oppressive security policies but vilifying certain ethnic groups and drowning out moderate viewpoints will not lead to a peaceful nation

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