East Turkestan not Xinjiang

26th Oct 2018

­­­­­­Sir, Call Xinjiang by its real name East Turkestan and not the Chinese one given since occupation [‘Chinese Muslims detained indefinitely re-education camps’, The Muslim News, July 27]. It is an occupied land of the Uyghurs where Beijing is encouraging Han (Chinese) migration to in order to make Uyghurs a minority in their land (what Russia did to Kazakhstan at one point).
The Han were no more than single-digit figures in the 1950s but now more than 45 per cent and so to be more than 50 per cent of the population. Israel can only dream of being able to do the same to Palestinians but it is a reality in occupied East Turkistan.
Yours,
Kaz
Via Email

Leave a Comment

What is 2 + 14 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets