China calls on all mosques to raise national flag

  • Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:16

All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to "promote a spirit of patriotism" among Muslims, the country's top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist Party seeks to tighten its grip on religion.

Ablajan Ayup In an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Ablajan Studios

Popular Uyghur Singer’s Whereabouts Unknown, Believed Detained in Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

  • Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:42

Sources say he was arrested in February after returning from a concert in Shanghai.

“An Entire Culture is Being Criminalized”: Details Emerge About Xinjiang Reeducation Camp System

  • Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:37

New reports, based on interviews with former detainees and data collected from official sources, have provided previously unknown details about the extent of mass re-education camps in Xinjiang.

Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

  • Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:16

Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.

Ep. 169: The New Gulag in China

  • Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:12

At the Ricochet Podcast Summit, Jay’s guest was Nury A. Turkel, who had a grim and horrifying topic to discuss: a new gulag in China, which contains up to a million Uyghurs (a Turkic minority). Turkel himself is a Uyghur American. This issue is personal, national, and international, all three. Something to know about, in a world pregnant with horrors.

Uyghurs: Victims of 21st Century Concentration Camps

  • Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:08

More than a million Uyghurs are believed to be in Chinese “re-education centers.”

China detaining hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in prison-like centres: report

  • Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:00

The Chinese government has rejected a diplomatic demand from a group of Western countries, including Canada, to discuss issues related to the Xinjiang region and conditions for the largely-Muslim Uyghur population there.

Former inmates of China’s Muslim ‘reeducation’ camps tell of brainwashing, torture

  • Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:00

Kayrat Samarkand says his only “crime” was being a Muslim who had visited neighboring Kazakhstan. On that basis alone, he was detained by police, aggressively interrogated for three days, then dispatched in November to a “reeducation camp” in China’s western province of Xinjiang for three months.

CHINA: USCIRF Deeply Concerned About Increasing Repression of Uighur Muslims

  • Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:05

“The Chinese government’s restrictions on Uighur Muslims are an attempt to assimilate a besieged religious and ethnic minority.”

China: Visiting Officials Occupy Homes in Muslim Region

  • Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:04

‘Becoming Family’ Campaign Intensifies Repression in Xinjiang