AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta
President Joe Biden expressed “solidarity” Thursday with China’s embattled Uyghur minority in a concept to Muslims all around the world as they rejoice the holy thirty day period of Ramadan.
“Collectively with our companions, the United States stands in solidarity with Muslims who carry on to deal with oppression, which include Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China, Rohingya in Burma, and other Muslim communities struggling with persecution all around the world,” Biden stated in a assertion.
“Through this sacred time of reflection, the United States also reaffirms our assistance to Muslim communities struggling hardships and devastation,” Biden stated, referring to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, and flood victims in Pakistan.
“These days in particular, we recall the common human proper to follow, pray, and preach our faiths peacefully and brazenly.”
Biden’s highlighting of the Uyghurs — who the US federal government states are staying subjected to genocide by the Chinese communist authorities — arrived at a time of robust pressure amongst Washington and Beijing.
In accordance to legal rights teams, Uyghurs are subjected to mass incarceration in pressured labor camps and banned from expressing their society. Beijing states the ethnic minority is not staying repressed and that any stability steps in their northwestern location of Xinjiang are a reaction to a terrorism danger.