According to a recent report, Uighur Muslims in China are being forced to eat pork as China builds pig farms in Xinjiang which has a large population of Muslims.
The Uighur are members of a Turkic people in China, mainly populating the Western Xinjiang region where they comprise more than half of the total population. There are about 11 million of them and they are considered to be one of China’s 55 officially recognized minorities.
Xinjiang is said to be an autonomous region but in fact the province has little autonomy from the Chinese state.
Since 2015, it has been estimated that over a million Uighurs have been detained in Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’. These are basically internment camps where Muslim Uighurs and Kazakhs and other minorities are brainwashed and indoctrinated in Communist ideology.
The world’s largest dictatorship has been accused of detaining and torturing members of the Muslim minority group and abusing them physically and sexually.
A victim of the re-education camps described: “Every Friday, we were forced to eat pork meat. They have intentionally chosen a day that is holy for the Muslims. And if you reject it, you would get a harsh punishment.”
China denies any mistreatment of the minority population. They insist the camps are centres to tackle extremism and terrorism. Leaked documents however, show Uighurs are being detained for reasons such as wearing a veil, reading the Quran or praying.
Attending Islamic prayers can get you held on undisclosed terrorism charges. They have also banned names such as Mohammed or Ahmed.
Another victim describes how he was tortured after returning to China: “They beat me with a wire and pipe non-stop, there was no place left without bruising. They hung me by my arms for three hours.
“They then placed me on a chair backwards and hit my bottom, after screaming and begging for so long I passed out. After I woke up they again interrogated me for another six hours before moving me to my cell.”
Drone footage recently released show shackled Uighur prisoners being herded onto trains. The Chinese regime has been accused of carrying out mass ethnic cleansing and forced abortions.
According to recent reports, Uighur women are being forcibly sterilised in an attempt to suppress the Uighur population from growing.
An investigation has found that China has been separating children from their families so that they grow up without learning Islam.
Some horror stories are slowly coming to light of abuse and kidnappings and horrendous torture, one person was detained for going on pilgrimage others have been held for something as innocent as wearing a head scarf or keeping a beard.
There is a deafening silence from Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan, who are giving preference to political and economic alliances over speaking out against Chinese oppression of their fellow Muslims.
These countries use the rallying cry of Muslim solidarity when it suits them. This is an ongoing atrocity; China is attempting to erase Uighur culture and religion by carrying out ethnic genocide.
In November 2019 it was declared by officials that Xinjiang would be turned into a pig-raising hub – a move which is an affront to the Uighur way of life and religion.
Muslims are being forced to renounce their faith through abuse and torture in an attempt at assimilating them with the majority Han population. The aim is to make China homogenous with one language and one religion.
One of the greatest crimes of the century is being committed but there is a resounding silence from most Muslim countries in the world.