Facing China’s Uyghur genocide at the UN, money talks and Islam walks

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Members of the Uyghur American Association rally in front of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, after marching from Capitol Hill in Washington, in support of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act which has passed the House and now will go on to the Senate. The bill prohibits some imports from Xinjiang and imposes sanctions for human rights violations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Betraying their supposedly sacred values and ignoring a nonpartisan United Nations finding, Islamic majority nations on the U.N. Human Rights Council excused China‘s Uyghur Muslim genocide on Thursday. Their votes allowed Beijing to defeat a resolution calling for a debate on its treatment of the Uyghurs.

Out of the Human Rights Council’s Islamic-majority nations, only Somalia found the moral courage to vote for a debate. Again, we’re only talking about a debate here, not a censure resolution. Still, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan all voted against holding a debate. They have thus proved the shallow nature of their commitment to a defining Islamic principle: that of the Ummah, or global community of Islamic fellowship. Only slightly less pathetic were the abstention votes of Muslim-majority nations Gambia, Libya, and Malaysia.

All these nations would do well to remember a verse from the Quran: “And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah — give them tidings of a painful torment.”

That Quranic concern cuts deep against these votes, after all. It’s greed, stupid. More specifically, a choice to put Chinese Communist Party gold before the great moral import of stopping an active genocide against innocent Muslims. For some, the greed is defining.

Pakistan, for example, is today little more than a colony of the CCP imperium. Pakistan at least has the excuse of being a poor nation. Hiding behind a carefully cultivated mirage of modernity (hello bought and paid for World Cup 2022!), the rich kingdoms of Qatar and the UAE prioritize lucrative energy exports to China over the desecrated lives and faith of their fellow Muslims. The intersection of trade and China’s hypersensitivity to criticism underline why the other Muslim nations voted as they did. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t lose sight of the scale of this moral betrayal.

The Uyghur genocide, designed to purge any semblance of ccp nonconformity, has seen at least a million, and likely closer to 2 million, Uyghur Muslims thrown into reeducation concentration camps. The lucky ones have been stripped of their families, faith, and culture, then deployed as forced cotton-picking laborers. The less fortunate have been raped, sterilized, and murdered. China denies its campaign of terror, whinging absurdly that its genocide is a U.S. fiction. Still, the evidence of Beijing’s guilt is at once grotesque in nature and overwhelming in fact.

Put simply, what China is doing to its Uyghur citizens could credibly justify a global jihad against Xi Jinping’s regime. Instead, we get Somalia’s courage, a few crickets, and many more Islamic cowards.

By: Tom Rogan

Source: Washington Examiner

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