Last year, Major Gaurav Arya shared a media report which exposed Chinese administration’s behavior towards Imams and the fact that they were forbidden from their religious practices and forced to dance on streets. A few days prior to that, the issue of China having destroyed hundreds of mosques but “seculars” across the world keeping mum on the matter was highlighted. In light of Chinese administration’s unruly behavior and practices towards Muslims in the state, the truth of Muslim re-education camps being run by the China government has been exposed.
According to media reports, the government of China has detained about 1 million Muslims in Muslim “re-education” camps in the restive province of Xinjiang. This accounts for a significant population in an area having 21 million total population out of which, close to 11 million are Muslims.
On this issue, a report by Adrian Zenz of the European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany was released earlier this week. In his report, Zenz wrote a chilling recount of the ordeal of Muslims in Xinjiang. An excerpt from his report, as quoted by NDTV can be read below:
“China’s pacification drive in Xinjiang is, more than likely, the country’s most intense campaign of coercive social re-engineering since the end of the Cultural Revolution. The state’s proclaimed ‘war on terror’ in the region is increasingly turning into a war on religion, ethnic languages and other expressions of ethnic identity.”
Writer and activist Tarek Fateh also garnered social media’s attention to the state of Muslims in China and administration’s torture on them. Take a look at his tweet below:
In #China, one million Muslims are being held in internment camps where they are forced to eat pork as part of Islamic ‘re-education’ as Beijing fights against Islamic radicalism. https://t.co/v2Or5erkfL
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) 18 May 2018
According to the report shared by Tarek Fateh in his tweet above, in the re-education camps in China, Muslims are being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol which are forbidden in Islam. The prisoners in these camps are also being tortured physically and mentally. Former detainees of the camps, Omir Bekali and Kayrat Samarkand have revealed their horrific experience in the camp to Washington Post. All the time, Omir Bekali, Kayrat Samarkand and other inmates were forced to disavow their Islamic beliefs, condemn themselves and their loved ones and thank China’s ruling Communist Party. The detainees who criticize people and things are given rewards while those who deny doing so are punished with beatings, food deprivation and solitary confinements.
Below is how social media reacted to Tarek Fateh’s tweet:
Only China has rights to do such things ,if it was done by any other country…Whole world wud have started singing HUMAN RIGHTS song
— ರಾಘು | Raghu (@rpkulkarni) 18 May 2018
Did anyone notice that just one abusive Porkistani pig trolling here. No Porkistani has balls to abuse mai-baap Cheen. 😂😂😂
— M A Nair (@MANair47200459) 18 May 2018
This opens a distinct possibility that the free world may soon take refuge under China
— Puneet Bhatnagar (@1PBhatnagar) 18 May 2018
Karma. Remember when Mughal invaders forced vegan hindus to eat beef and read Quran?🤔 Only a few hundred years ago….
— Mahima Dixit (@dixit_mahima) 18 May 2018
Islam has always dominated&humiliated other cultures.First time shoe is on other foot.Islam means submission to Chinese.Gr8
— Dharmyodha (@lakadmaharaj) 18 May 2018
Whole world should request Chinese to take care of ISIS and Pakistan. Considering the Chinese intrusion in Pakistan through CPEC, there is some hope left for Pakistan. Soon we may see Buddhist State of Pakistan.
— Hyphasis (@HyphasisZ) 18 May 2018
By and large, Chinese authorities have abstained from commenting on these camps but have been quoted by local media saying that in order to fight separatism and Islamic extremism, ideological changes are needed. What are your views on China’s tormentation of Muslims in the name of their “re-education”? Do share with us in the comments section!