Islamophobia in China: Injustice Against the Uyghur Muslims

Uyghurs being Targeted by Chinese government

While Muslims are a minority in China representing 0.45-2.85% of the entire population, there are approximately 12 million Uyghurs living in Xinjiang, which majority of them are Muslim and practicing the religion of Islam. In 2020, China has put millions of Muslims through concentration camps as an attempt to make them forego their Islamic values, and uphold Chinese communist narratives. It goes from from forced labour to sterilization of women to numerous genocides against the Muslim Ummah. The Chinese government targets and attacks Uyghurs undercover, while denying the allegations of taking away their human rights.

China generally is anti-religious and doesn’t support any religious figures and practices in general. They have destroyed Mosques and Tombs, and other places of worship. More than a million Uyghurs have been imprisoned well over a thousand years. In a 2010 study, Uyghurs in China has made up over 40% of the entire population, as the years go by the numbers decline rapidly as 2.2 million Uyghurs were killed in a Massacre in the last decade. Just recently in 2022, more than 1 million Muslims have been detained against their will. A news report on CNN has exposed the Chinese government for the harsh treatment of Uyghurs (you can find the link below). Unfortunately, Chinese imperialism has been pushed into people for years and years.

But hey what did you expect from a full on Kuffar Country?!

Citations

“break their lineage, break their roots”. Human Rights Watch. (2021, April 20). Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/19/break-their-lineage-break-their-roots/chinas-crimes-against-humanity-targeting

BBC. (n.d.). Who are the Uyghurs and why is China being accused of genocide? BBC News. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-22278037.amp

The targeting of Uighur Muslims in China. Facing History and Ourselves. (n.d.). Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/targeting-uighur-muslims-china

Council on Foreign Relations. (n.d.). China’s repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/chinas-repression-uyghurs-xinjiang

Cable News Network. (n.d.). China’s Xinjiang Records revealed: Uyghurs thrown into detention for growing beards or bearing too many children, leaked Chinese document shows. CNN. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/02/asia/xinjiang-china-karakax-document-intl-hnk/