October 13, 2018
Time to get your shit together, haji! LOL!
China is dealing with the Moslem problem in the most logical way short of deathmarching them into a swamp: reeducation camps.
Gotta give em a little credit here.
Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism, a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.
The Xinjiang government on Tuesday revised a local law to encourage “vocational skill education training centers” to “carry out anti-extremist ideological education.”
Human rights organizations have long alleged the Chinese government has been detaining hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs — a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority native to Xinjiang — in such centers as part of an effort to enforce patriotism and loyalty to Beijing in the region.
In an August 29 report, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expressed alarm at reports of Uyghurs and other Muslims being held for long periods of time without charge or trial “under the pretext of countering terrorism and religious extremism.”
US Vice President Mike Pence made a similar accusation in a speech last week at the Hudson Institute.
“Survivors of the camps have described their experiences as a deliberate attempt by Beijing to strangle Uyghur culture and stamp out the Muslim faith,” Pence said.
What is the point of those statements, buddy?
Who cares about this?
“Look, what you do with the Moslems within your own borders is your own business” can and should be the official negotiating position of the Trump Administration.
The Chinese government has forcefully maintained the reports aren’t true and there is “no arbitrary detention or lack of freedom of religion or belief.”
“Xinjiang citizens including the Uyghurs enjoy equal freedoms and rights,” Hu Lianhe, a spokesman for China’s United Front Work Department, told the UN panel.
In the revised Xinjiang law, Article 33 stipulates that “institutions such as vocational skill education training centers should carry out trainings on the common national language, laws and regulations, and vocational skills, and carry out anti-extremist ideological education, and psychological and behavioral correction to promote thought transformation of trainees, and help them return to the society and family.”
The updated law all but acknowledges the growing reports of mass detentions inside Xinjiang, where former detainees say they were forced to yell patriotic slogans, sing revolutionary songs and study Chinese President Xi Jinping’s teachings.
Maya Wang, senior China researcher at Human Rights Watch, said Xinjiang’s regional government did not have the authority under China’s constitution to legalize the detentions.
“Without due process, Xinjiang’s political education centers remain arbitrary and abusive, and no tweaks in national or regional rules can change that,” Wang said.
I assume they’re probably abusive – that is kinda part and parcel of the whole “reeducation camp” thing – but it certainly is not arbitrary: it is based on their religion and ethnicity. It is the opposite of “arbitrary.”