China is “waging a war” against Islam in East Turkestan and “committing genocide” against Uyghur Muslims, according to a report by the Center for Uyghur Studies (CUS).
The report, titled “Islamophobia in China and Attitudes of Muslim Countries,” highlighted state-sponsored Islamophobia by the Chinese regime with particular emphasis on China’s Islamophobic policies in East Turkestan.
The report also examined China’s “disinformation” campaigns in the Islamic world and the attitudes of Muslim-majority countries on China’s “war” on Islam. He analyzed the Chinese Communist Party’s “systemic and historical Islamophobic policies” that seek to “sinicize” Islam and Muslims under its rule since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
“Today, the Chinese regime is waging a war against Islam in East Turkestan and committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims. However, the Islamic world has yet to recognize the true nature of the Chinese regime due to the mass disinformation campaign the Chinese regime is waging among Muslim countries,” said Abdulhakim Idris, Executive Director of the Center for Uyghur Studies. .
The report also documents various aspects of China’s ‘war on Islam’ in East Turkestan over the past seven decades, and most recently since 2017. It also examines China’s ‘disinformation’ campaigns around the world. Islam and various propaganda practices deployed by the Chinese regime to prevent Muslims from becoming alarmed at China’s religious persecution of Muslims.
The report concludes with a chapter on the failure of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the Uyghurs and the attitudes of Muslim-majority countries towards the Uyghur genocide.
With the release of this report, Idris said the CUS hopes to shed light on China’s Islamophobic policies and educate Muslims to see the true face of the Chinese regime. “We also looked at China’s propaganda attempts in the Islamic world and exposed them with facts. We hope more Muslims will be educated about China’s religious persecution of Uyghur Muslims and stand up against the most Islamophobic regime in the world today,” he said.
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