Members of the Arab League are well known for their boycott of Israel over their treatment of the Palestinians. They likewise frequently issue official statements whenever Muslims are mistreated in Western countries and actively support Islamic institutions in the West.

But did any Muslim majority states issue an official proclamation in regards to the mistreatment of Muslims in China? What is the official position of countries such as Saudi Arabia on the position of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Chinese society? At the very least the Xinjiang reeducation camps sound like something that should be strongly condemned by the Islamic community.

  • Are you referring to their treatment in China in general or are you referring to a specific event? – JJJ Oct 1 '18 at 6:41
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    @JJJ the treatment in general. Things like concentration-like "reeducation" camps for Uyghurs. – JonathanReez Oct 1 '18 at 6:49

They have not, for two reasons.

One, because China has gone out of their way to court Muslim-majority nations to show them how their Uighur re-education camps aren't as bad as Western nations say. They brought in Indonesian authorities to show them around, but still, authorities there are wary. Kazakhstan was convinced the Uighur were terrorists that had to be contained, until China expanded its definition to Kazakhs. China even made pacts with Egypt in regards to branding Uighurs as terrorists.

Two, China has spent the last decade coordinating their financial and military power in SE Asia, and leaders of these nations see the issue as a choice between keeping quiet and allowing their fortunes to rise with China's, or complain and risk being left behind.

However, protests within these nations continue to rise, and some have been answered by governmental action.

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