China’s Persecuted Uyghurs Don’t Get Much Love From Fellow Muslims

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Protests are growing louder against China's corralling of some one-million Uyghurs out of an estimated 11 million in China and little more than 12 million in the world total. (Getty Images photo)

The New Arab – The U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom Sam Brownback slammed the Islamic world for not condemning China’s ongoing mass incarceration of Uyghur Muslims. He said he is “disappointed” by the response of majority-Muslim states.

Brownback said the states were perhaps wary to bring attention to their own rights record. U.S. lawmakers seek to pressure the Trump administration to impose sanctions on China, but Brownback refused to say whether these are seriously being considered.

China faces increasing international condemnation for its policies in the northwest region of Xinjiang, where as many as one-million Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are being held in a vast network of internment camps.

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