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China Legalizes Internment Camps for Muslims

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Errrbuddy has issues with muzzies.

 

Their country, their rules.  

 

Would be funny if the muzzie world got a fatwa vs. the chai-neese - the resulting war would be beautiful and thin each side out a bit.

 

(*from the Guardian)

 

China 'legalises' internment camps for million Uighurs


Laws revised in Xinjiang region to permit ‘education centres’ for ‘people influenced by extremism’

 

Lily Kuo in Beijing and agencies

Wed 10 Oct 2018 19.28 EDT

 

China’s far north-western region of Xinjiang has retroactively legitimised the use of internment camps where up to one million Muslims are being held.

 

Amid sustained international criticism, Chinese authorities have revised legislation to allow the regional government to officially permit the use of “education and training centres” to incarcerate “people influenced by extremism”.

 

Chinese authorities deny that the internment camps exist but say petty criminals are sent to vocational “training centres”. Former detainees say they were forced to denounce Islam and profess loyalty to the Communist party in what they describe as political indoctrination camps.

 

“It’s a retrospective justification for the mass detainment of Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, a scholar of Chinese ethnic policies at Melbourne’s La Trobe University. “It’s a new form of re-education that’s unprecedented and doesn’t really have a legal basis, and I see them scrambling to try to create a legal basis for this policy.”

 

The revisions, published on Tuesday, say government agencies at the county level and above “may establish occupational skills education and training centres, education transformation organisations and management departments to transform people influenced by extremism through education”.

 

A new clause directs the centres to teach the Mandarin language and provide occupational and legal education, as well as “ideological education, psychological rehabilitation and behaviour correction”. Another new clause bars “refusing public goods like radio and television.”

 

Chinese state media often feature programs hailing development in Xinjiang and promoting the government’s vision of stability in the territory.

 

The revised rules include a ban on behaviour “undermining the implementation” of China’s family planning policies which restrict family size.

 

Last year, authorities ended an exception that had allowed Uighur and other ethnic minorities to have more children than their Han Chinese counterparts.

 

“Overall, this clearly strengthens the legal basis for the type of re-education that has essentially been admitted by the state … indicating that the state is determined to proceed with the current campaign,” said Adrian Zenz, a researcher who focuses on Xinjiang.

 

The original legislation announced in 2017 banned the wearing of veils, “extreme speech and behaviour” and the refusal to listen to public radio and television broadcasts.

 

Beijing has spent decades trying to suppress pro-independence sentiment in Xinjiang fuelled in part by frustration about an influx of migrants from China’s Han majority. Authorities say extremists there have ties to foreign terror groups but have given little evidence to support the claim.

 

Members of Uighur, Kazakh and other Muslim minorities who live abroad say they have not been able to contact relatives in China, while authorities are placing children separated from their detained or exiled parents into dozens of state-run orphanages across Xinjiang.

 

Leibold said the revisions were an attempt to deflect international criticism. China has come under increasing pressure from the US and the European Union after a United Nations panel confronted Chinese diplomats in August over reports of arbitrary mass detentions and harsh security measures aimed at Muslims. China is up for review by the UN’s human rights council in November.

 

“Regardless of these revisions I still believe the practice of coercively detaining Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang in ‘education through transformation centres’ not only violates Chinese law but also international legal norms against the extrajudicial deprivation of liberty,” Leibold said.

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6 hours ago, fishweewee said:

 

 

Members of Uighur, Kazakh and other Muslim minorities who live abroad say they have not been able to contact relatives in China, while authorities are placing children separated from their detained or exiled parents into dozens of state-run orphanages across Xinjiang.

 

 

We should send some of our Liberal protesters whom complain about Trump separating children at the border over to China to protest.

Surely they must be equally outraged.

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The central government in China is regressing the country into a police state in the worst sense of the word.

 

In the very near future the Xi cabal will introduce a social ranking system based on points scored via social media and interaction, perfect for keeping the population in line and focused not just on the party line, but kept in check.

 

You want a chilling glimpse of this type of society, see Black Mirror, Season 3, Episode 1 -  Nosedive

 

 

 

 

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42 mins ago, JoeyZac said:

Not for nothing, but if you're a Muslim, why the hell would you want to live in China?

They don’t have a choice I imagine 

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China has no problem going to Muslim lands to extract resources.

But, if you live in China, you are going to follow their rules.

Or be reeducated until you do, or die.

Makes no difference to them.

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1 hour ago, zybathegeek said:

 

 

In the very near future the Xi cabal will introduce a social ranking system based on points scored via social media and interaction, perfect for keeping the population in line and focused not just on the party line, but kept in check.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hence the Like button.

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2 hours ago, charloots said:

Hence the Like button.

I liked your post to be able to get into the right clubs.

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