Twitter is filling with stories of Muslims locked up in Chinese concentration camps. The Chinese authorities denied the existence of such camps.
But sources say trouble is brewing in Muslim majority areas in China to the point that the Chinese authorities are panicking.
See below one of these stories:
“My [Uyghur Muslim] husband and eldest son are locked up in Chinese concentration camp in East Turkistan. My youngest son and my four siblings have disappeared, I don’t know if they are alive.” pic.twitter.com/vNLKKLWzDa
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) September 9, 2018
Another story of Chinese Muslim woman not returning to her home. Her family fears she is also locked up in a concentration camp.
“I’m Said Ibn Abood Shahrani. I married an Uyghur woman from Aksu…My wife went to China to renew her documents but until now she didn’t come back yet. I don’t know what happened to her. She is not dangerous for China or any other country. My children need their mother.” pic.twitter.com/mfW5oeNyY2
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) September 10, 2018
To know more about this ongoing criminality against the Muslims in China, follow this twitter account:
Below is a brief video history of the Uygur Muslims:
Uyghurs are predominately Turkic-speaking Sunni Muslims who live primarily in the autonomous region of Xinjiang. Islam came to the region in the 10th century. Prior to Islam, the Uyghurs embraced Buddhism, Shamanism, and Manicheism.
Uyghurs embraced Islam in 934 during the Karahanid Kingdom. Kashgar, the capital of the Kingdom, quickly became one of the major learning centers of Islam. Art, the sciences, music and literature flourished as Islamic religious institutions nurtured the pursuit of an advanced culture.
In this period, hundreds of world-renowned Uyghur scholars emerged. Thousands of valuable books were written. Among these works include the Uyghur scholar Yusuf Has Hajip’s book, The Knowledge for Happiness and Mahmud Kashgari’s dictionary of Turk languages. Uyghurs played an important role in cultural exchanges between the East and West and developed a unique culture and civilization of their own based on Islam.
The Islamic Uyghur Kingdom of East Turkestan maintained its independence and prosperity until the Manchu Empire invaded the nation in 1876. After eight years of bloody war, the Manchu Empire formally annexed East Turkestan into its territories and renamed it “Xinjiang” (meaning “New Frontier”) on November 18, 1884.
Xinjiang is roughly the size of Iran and borders several Muslim-majority countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan.