This story, which I first found in the Indian press, is being slowly picked up by the Western press. But the obvious question is why the Muslim world doesn’t seem to care about it. They’re quick to highlight anything as small as some bully pulling a head scarf off some poor Muslima. Someone sends a nasty note to a mosque and they are on it. The IDF shoots Palestinians trying to force their way into Israel, they’re at the UN! But the Chinese start rounding up Muslims, in the hundreds of thousands, and concentrating them in re-education camps, and crickets!
Can you imagine if Trump started rounding up Muslims and putting them in re-education camps where they are forced to eat pork? But China does the same thing and it’s ignored.
But this is nothing new! Muslims are always reminding the West about the horrors of the Crusades. And yet, the Crusaders inflicted minimal damage on the Islamic world compared to the Mongols, who came from the East. The Crusaders took little Islamic territory in and around Jerusalem. The Mongols overran what is today Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The Mongols destroyed innumerable Islamic centers of learning. They destroyed the libraries of Baghdad. They killed hundreds of thousands of people in Baghdad alone!
But do you ever hear a Muslim complaining about the Mongol invasions? No! It’s always the Crusaders, who did far less damage.
To Muslims, the question isn’t what is done to them; the question is who does it. There are political gains to be reaped by blaming the West, and especially the Jews. But there are few to be gained for highlighting anything Asians did, or are currently doing, against Muslims. So what we get is silence.
Some might well call this hypocrisy!
Muslims were detained for re-education by China‘s government and made to eat pork and drink alcohol, according to a former internment camp inmate.
Omir Bekali, one among perhaps a million people reportedly arrested and held in mass re-education camps, said he was detained without trial or access to a lawyer and forced to disavow his beliefs while praising the Communist Party.
Mr Bekali, a Kazakh citizen, said he contemplated suicide after 20 days in the facility – which itself followed seven months in a prison.
Since spring last year authorities in Xinjiang region have confined tens or even hundreds of thousands of Muslims in the camps, including some foreign nationals. One estimate put the figure at a million or more.