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Over 130 US Imams Sign Solidarity Statement for Uyghur Muslims

WASHINGTON, DC — A galaxy of more than 130 American Muslim leaders have signed an official statement to condemn the persecution of around three million Uyghur Muslims at the hands of Chinese authorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Muslim Matters reported. The leaders called on the Chinese authorities to free Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities …

Chinese Officials Force Uyghur Muslims to Eat Pork, Drink Alcohol

XINJIANG – Chinese authorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have forced Muslim residents of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture to drink alcohol and eat pork during the Lunar New Year holiday, Radio Free Asia reported. “Kazakh people in Xinjiang have never [eaten pork],” ethnic Kazakh resident of Altay’s Qinggil (in Chinese, Qinghe) county told RFA. …

Miracle of Life at Altitudes Found in Marmot Genome

XI’AN – Surviving at a harsh 5,000meter-altitude is almost impossible for the majority of living organisms, but not for Himalayan marmots. This encouraged biologists from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China to sequence the first complete Himalayan marmot genome, to help them better explain how the marmots live in such extremes, Science Daily reported on December …

Miles from Home, Muslim Uygur Kids Taught 'Forbidden Language'

ISTANBUL – Thousands of miles away from his home, young Shkur Abliz has finally found an opportunity to learn the Uygur language and Qur’an at Tangnuri language center in Istanbul, which were both forbidden in Xinjiang. “We also learn Uygur customs and traditions: respecting the elders, the Islamic holidays and how to salute,” said Shkur, …

US Muslims March to Support Uyghurs

WASHINGTON, DC – Hundreds of protesters marched on Tuesday, November 13, to support Uyghurs Muslims against the Chinese  government, amid reports accusing the communist state of imprisoning and torturing thousands of Muslims in detention camps. “To those who have your relatives that are still over there, just know that your brothers and sisters here also …

US Muslim Scholar Denounces China Muslim Detention Camps

BEIJING – A leading American Muslim scholar has denounced China’s discrimination against Uighur Muslims, amid reports that the communist state is heightening the level of torture and persecution against Uighurs for their faith. “3 million innocent Muslims are in concentration camps in China. Let that sink in. And now we have reports of this. WE CANNOT …

Tibet's Lhasa Mosque, One of the Highest Mosques on Earth

FKLHASA, Tibet – Standing at more than 3650 meters above sea level, the Lhasa Great Mosque, also known as Hebalin Mosque, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, is deemed one of the highest mosques in the world. The mosque, originally built in 1716, underwent renovation in 1959, fully transformed to what the building looks today. …

China Launches Anti-Halal Campaign

URUMQI, Xinjiang – In a fresh crackdown on the Muslim religious freedom, the Chinese Communist Party has launched a crackdown on halal products in its predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region. The “demand that things be halal which cannot really be halal” was a means of helping Islam penetrate secular life, a report on state mouthpiece Global …



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