Freedom for Uyghur Muslims

Freedom for Uyghur Muslims

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The Chinese government is currently detaining up to 2 million ethnic Uyghur Muslims in "re-education camps" in the western region of Xinjiang(East Turkestan). Uyghurs are a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group who have historically resided in the area of Xinjiang. While Uyghurs are the main target of this detainment, Muslims of other ethnic backgrounds such as Kazakhs and Han Chinese. Inside these camps, detainees face various forms of torture, indoctrination, and are forced to renounce Islam. The Indoctrination inside the camps includes being forced to sing Communist party songs, declare loyalty to the Chinese government, and being forced to consume pork and alcohol(which are forbidden in Islam). This is occurring amidst a broader campaign of oppression against Uyghurs in Xinjiang which includes increased surveillance, the demolition of centuries old mosques, and restrictions of religious freedom. The Chinese government doesn't allow Muslims to fast during the holy month of Ramadan and they are punished for wearing a hijab(headscarf), having a Muslim name, having an "abnormally long" beard, and other displays of their faith.

World leaders have the power to speak out on this crisis and pressure the Chinese government to end the detainment and oppression, yet many have remained silent. We call upon world leaders, especially those of Muslim-majority nations to break the silence and take a stand for their fellow Muslims. Here in the U.S., we call on politicians and the U.S. Congress to speak out and take action to hold the Chinese government accountable and support the Uyghur people. We encourage public figures and celebrities to use their platforms to raise awareness of the plight of Uyghur Muslims. We demand the immediate release of all detainees in Chinese internment camps. We call on the Chinese government to recognize and respect the full human rights and religious freedom of Uyghurs and Muslims. End the detainment. Free the Uyghur people!

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