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Remember Muslims un siege: “China Bans Ramadan Fast in Muslim Northwest”

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been ordered by the state20126297372684734_20to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Statements posted in the past week on websites of schools, government agencies and local party organisations in the Xinjiang region said the ban would protect students’ wellbeing and prevent the use of schools and government offices to promote religion, the AP news agency reported on Thursday. more

Muslim groups boycott Hilton over planned hotel on Uighur mosque

CAIR, Other Muslim Groups Call for Hilton (HLT) Boycott Over Project in China - Bloomberg…China has faced international condemnation over persecution of the Muslim Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang province. Critics say the campaign amounts to cultural genocide, including the detention of Uyghurs in “re-education camps” and the destruction of mosques and other cultural sites….more:

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China Says Pope’s Remarks About ‘Persecuted’ Uighurs are Groundless!

It was the first time the pontiff had called the Muslim minority a persecuted people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do. he Chinese foreign ministry on Tuesday dismissed Pope Francis’s criticism of China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs as groundless. In a new book “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future,” …MORE:nbcnews

China Uses Pandemic For More Persecution of the Uighurs

A high-security facility on the outskirts of the city of Hotan. It is near what human rights activists and others believe is an internment camp holding Uighurs and other members of mostly Muslim ethnic groups in China.…“Uighurs have no choice but to tolerate discrimination, and they will be severely punished if they express their anger,” said Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress, a group in Munich that supports self-determination for Xinjiang. “During the epidemic, China has strengthened its prevention and control tactics against Uighurs, fearing that dissatisfaction might lead to confrontation.”..more NYT