Chinese Muslims are forced to eat pork and repudiate religion
An ex detainee reveals that Muslims are forced to eat pork and speak Mandarin in China’s re-education camps.
The former inmate Omir Bekali said he spent weeks in a camp in Karamay, Xinjiang region of China.
He revealed the camp was meant to strip detainees of their religious belief, and eradicate Muslims imprints in Xinjiang.
“Inmates are asked to sing patriotic songs and conduct self-criticism, Bekali was quoted by AFP.
Omir Bekali, an ethnic Kazakh who spent several weeks in a camp in Karamay before fleeing to Turkey, says the camp was meant to strip detainees of their religious belief.
The report added indoctrination starts with early morning patriotic songs and sessions of self-criticism, and often ends with a meal of only pork, according to Omir Bekali, an ethnic Kazakh who said he spent several weeks in a camp in Karamay in Xinjiang before fleeing to Turkey a year ago.
“Indoctrination starts with early morning patriotic songs and sessions of self-criticism, and often ends with a meal of only pork, according to Omir Bekali”, the report added.
UN experts say China holds one million Muslims in camps in the heavily policed far-west region where most of the country’s ethnic Uyghur, the largest Muslim minority, live.
But Beijing has denied the accusations, saying people are attending ‘vocational education centres’ to rid them of any extremist thoughts in a region that was hit by deadly riots and attacks in recent years. China’s closest friend Pakistan has been too vocal when it comes to Muslim rights in Kashmir and Middle East, however, it is tight lipped over gross human rights violations in Xinjiang by Chinese authorities.
Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan refused to condemn China’s oppression of its Muslim citizens when he was asked by a journalist whether he will condemn or not.
The Turkish government issued a stern statement last month censuring China for violating the fundamental human rights of Uyghurs and other Muslim communities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Turkey appeared to be one of the very few Muslim states which officially condemned Beijing for mass detentions of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups.
Turkey has a long history of sympathy for the Uyghurs, who by origin are Turkish and at times the ties of Ankara and,Beijing witnessed stress and strain over Uyghurs question.