Uyghur Muslims, the genocide America isn’t talking about

Aiom Makier

As the international media turns its back on Uyghur Muslims but focuses more on COVID-19 and politics. This is the reality of life as a Uyghur Muslim in 2020. The Chinese concentration camps have been the largest incarceration of a religious minority group since the Holocaust. China now meets the United Nations definition of genocide, mass sterilization, forced abortions and mandatory birth control.
What is a genocide?
Students learn about genocides in history classes. The United Nations definition of a genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group pf people. Especially, those of an ethnic group or nation. Some examples, the Holocaust because they were Jews. The Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis because of their economic statutes and how dark they were.
Who are Uyghur Muslims?
The Uighurs are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnicity who regard themselves as culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations. The majority live in Xinjiang China, where about 11 million of them reside in. Uighur communities are also found in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, and several thousand live in Australia. They have their own language, also called Uighur. “This is my first-time hearing about Uyghur Muslims, but this isn’t the first time about hearing oppression in China,” Roosevelt junior Ikra Farah said. Though China is accused of forcing those e reality of life as a Uyghur Muslim in 2020 taken to camps in Xinxiang to learn Mandarin. Xinjiang has been under the control of China since it was annexed in 1949. Many Uyghurs still identify their homeland by its previous name East Turkestan. “I’ve heard of the Uyghur Muslims for a few years now,” East high school’s history teacher Randi Fitzgerald said.
Why are the Uyghurs targeted?
China claims that Uyghurs hold extremist views that are a threat to security. The point of attacks of 2013 on China’s Tiananmen Square and the knife attack in Kunming in 2014. which Uygur militants claimed responsibility for. In 2017 the Xinyang government passed a law prohibiting men from growing long beards and women from wearing veils and dozens of mosques also have been demolished.
What is happening in the camps?
More than 85 identified camps within Xinyang have been reported. Members of the Muslim minority say they were detained, interrogated and beaten because of their religion. “It breaks my heart to see and listen to victim stories, the lack of basic human rights the Muslims are dying, and America is turning a blind eye,” Farah said. Many say it was clear that the camps were hate instead of being ‘re-educated.’ “China is very racist towards minorities, so it doesn’t surprise me the extents they went to ‘re-educate’ Muslims, its sick,” Farah said. “Uyghur Muslims life matter!”
What are the United Nations doing?
On August 30, 2018 the UN body released an observation critiquing what extreme things China is doing. The body called on China to end the practice of detention without trial and conviction, immediately release those individuals currently detained under those circumstances. Lastly, and most importantly conduct impartial investigations into all allegations of racial, ethnic and ethno-religious profiling. “The United Nations should hold China accountable for their actions, they should fight for the release of Uyghur Muslims. If China refuses, they should pause all trades with China” Roosevelt junior Raildy Duot said.
What is China accused off?
International Human rights group and Human Right Watch have submitted reports to the United Nations documenting claims of mass imprisonment. The treatment of Uyghur Muslims makes me feel disgusted, and the lacy of empathy for the lives of these human beings disgusts me even further,” Duot said.
The World Uyghur Congress said in its reports that detainees are held without charge and are forced to shout Communist Party slogans. It said they are poorly fed, and reports of torture are widespread.