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US envoy decries lack of foreign response to China’s attack on Islam

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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have been silent in the face of the mass incarceration of Uighur MuslimsThe US envoy on religious liberty has said he is “disappointed” at the response of governments in the Islamic world to China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims, suggesting they had been threatened by Beijing.Sam Brownback, ambassador at large for international religious freedom, said some majority-Muslim states did not want to draw attention to their own human rights record. He was hopeful that the more Muslim populations around the world heard about the imprisonment of an estimated more than 1 million Uighurs, the more they will put pressure on their governments to speak out. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/10/us-envoy-decries-lack-of-foreign-response-to-chinas-attack-on-islam

Author : Julian Borger in Washington

Publish date : 2019-06-10 23:00:15

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