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China Legalizes Internment Re-Education Camps for Uighurs Muslims

China Legalizes Internment Re-Education Camps for Uighurs Muslims

On Tuesday, the government of China passed a regional law that will allow for ethnic Uighurs to be held in detainment centers to go under “”thought transformation”” where they will renounce their faith and taught to be loyal to President Xi Jinping.

The camps have already been operating for the last year.

According to the estimates by the State Department and human rights groups, Chinese officials in the Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang have detained up to one million Uighur Muslims.

According to the South China Morning Post, the law allows Xinjiang officials to “set up education and transformation organizations and supervising departments such as vocational training centers, to educate and transform people who have been influenced by extremism.””

The detainees undergo “ideological education to eliminate extremism” and “help trainees to transform their thoughts and return to society and their families.”

The Chinese government has been intentionally vague about the activities being conducted at these “”vocational skills and educational training centers.””

But according to survivors of the internment camps, the detainees are not only forced to learn Mandarin and memorize communist propaganda, but they have also said that they are treated poorly and are physically and psychologically tortured.

“Sources say detainees face rough treatment at the hands of their overseers in the camps and endure poor diets and unhygienic conditions in the often overcrowded facilities—circumstances that can lead to severe complications for people already vulnerable to health issues,” said the Radio Free Asia (RFA,) which has investigated the centers.

“”By giving these camps a legal footing, China appears to have confirmed what many have been saying for months: that it is running a string of re-education camps for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang in the name of combating extremism,”” writes BBC. “”The regulations say they are for people “”influenced by extremism The point is to correct bad behaviour and ensure those inside them undergo psychological counseling and ideological education. The camps are part of a broader attack on Islamic extremism in Xinjiang.

The new rules mean it’s illegal to spread religious fanaticism by, for example, having “”abnormal beards or unusual names.””

The new law also outlines how a citizen gets detained at the centers. If a Uighur Muslim doesn’t watch state TV, listen to state radio, or send their children to state schools– they will be sent to these detainment camps.

Chinese government officials have defended the new law.

“”Taking measures to prevent and crack down on terrorism and extremism have helped preserve stability, as well as the life and livelihood of people of all ethnicities in Xinjiang,”” said Lu Kang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman.

China is up for review by the U.N. human rights council in November. This law appears to be an attempt to deflect the recent international criticism of the centers claiming they violate Chinese law.

“Regardless of these revisions I still believe the practice of coercively detaining Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang in ‘education through transformation centers’ not only violates Chinese law but also international legal norms against the extrajudicial deprivation of liberty,” said James Leibold, a scholar of Chinese ethnic policies at Melbourne’s La Trobe University.

Author’s note: China is getting close to North Korea levels. Stories like this make us thankful to live in the U.S. Can you imagine the backlash if someone proposed this in the U.S.?  Remember the recent outrage about the temporary housing of illegal immigrants? That was nowhere near the levels of oppression at these Chinese camps of legal citizens.

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10 Comments

  1. cantlon

    I doubt the camps are any worse than what the supposed religion imposes on those people , at least they are not dressed in explosive vests and sent out to blow themselves and any non believer’s of islam up !

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    • Felipe Gomez Jr.

      It’s not going to happen! Here! Yes! All you should worry about the Chinese Communist trying to take over? You don’t get it do you? By all these faction’s run by the same Jackass! George Soreass! Who is with the Chinese. Who then the Demonrat Party confides in. Who in turn have the MS-13 ,ANTIFA , Black Live’s Matter and brain washed high School and Collage student’s brain washed and indoctrinated into Socialist Communism. Along with the Deep State infiltrating traitor’s etc.. Are all trying to bring down America , destroy our Constitution and make all American’s into slaves under the Chinese Socialist Globalist rule! You get it yet? All these Illegal’s Commie Muslim’s ignorant Black’s etc. Are not understanding they are supporting and voting for their own demise? Life is over as the way they know it! It doesn’t need to be what the Bible says about the yellow man! Or the week shall inheirit the earth? Man is making it happen! Not Hod! Stupid man! Or loser men! Ehith severe mental issues. Which in this case here in America? Is the Demonrat Party! When they said a big change? They weren’t kidding! The Democratic Party is no longer recognizable? I used to be a Democrat for Over 57 year’s. Now I’m not! They are not American! They don’t stand for America or the Constitution. They lie and talk about the Rule of Law? When they don’t even go by it themselves! They are all Commie Criminal’s! That’s not America period!

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    • Barbara todd

      I’am sorry but you should rethink your statement as América could turn into the same kind of government
      As CHINA if the people done wake to what is going on.

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  2. DAV

    You can see that the muslims and the Mexicans/Latins don’t have a chance to take over China like the way they are taking over (one way or another), the United States with the blessing of the lie-berals.

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  3. Harold Sammons

    China’s new and improved laundry service and brain washing, both quick and timely; while you wait, hurry in for this months special; 2 for 1!

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  4. K2l0UpnEUh

    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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  5. Eldon

    The Western Worlds still has a lot to learn from China—for example, learn how to eat a steak with bamboo sticks!

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  6. K2l0UpnEUh

    Thats about a million people being rounded up and placed into concentration camps. They will suffer horrible food, be subjected to Chinese propaganda and a great many will probably die. This is more horrific than anything else that has happened for a very long time, including most of the recent wars.

    Are you commenters actually saying that this is not a concern?

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  7. Rob

    Is murdering hundreds of thousands of Christians not a concern? Because under that Islamic, foreign born-Obama’s Presidency that’s what happened, and it is still happening! Evidently, that wasn’t a concern!

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  8. Jim Horn

    While we have military and political differences with China, we ought to leave this issue alone.

    China has been facing Islam on it western frontier for a thousand years. china understands that the ultimate goal of Islam is the utter destruction of the Chinese culture and to make China Moslem.

    The Chinese have an option to kill all Moslems in their territory. In this, they are giving Moslems an option to leave Islam and join a civilization that is homogenious.

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