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The Uyghurs are a Turkic-speaking minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China.

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Why is the Muslim world focusing on Israel's conflict with the Palestinians, yet expresses virtually no interest in the Uighurs?

All over the world, we witness public marches in support of the Palestinians from Gaza. Yet the Muslim Uighurs (and Myanmar Rohingya) attract virtually no attention, in fact Muslim leaders explicitly ...
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Why are non-Western countries siding with China in the UN? The U.N. rights council on Thursday voted down a Western-led motion to hold a debate about ...
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What was the exact vote of the UN Human Rights Council on Xinjiang?

There just was a vote in the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council, and it is really easy to find quotes like this: The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council has rejected a resolution to hold a debate ...
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What do Muslim countries have to gain from visiting Xinjiang at the invitation of the Chinese? A delegation of 32 envoys and senior diplomats from 30 Muslim-majority countries have ...
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Could China's actions in Xinjiang be classified as genocide?

According to some articles, China is carrying out genocide against the Uyghur people. Others claim it is cultural genocide as its the Uyghur culture that is being eliminated, rather than Uyghurs as a ...
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Why is China primarily targeting the Uyghurs with their internment camps?

In recent years, Chinese re-education camps have become widely known in the Western press. According to Wikipedia: As of 2018, it was estimated that the Chinese authorities may have detained hundreds ...
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Did any Muslim majority countries express an official position about the treatment of Muslims in China?

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 ...
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