Turkey and other Muslim countries endorse China’s Muslim concentration camps

Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a trip to Beijing on Tuesday, reportedly struck a more positive note about China’s concentration camps for Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group, and other Muslims in Xinjiang province a decade after denouncing attacks on Uighurs as “genocide.” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration joined the Muslim-majority governments of Pakistan and Indonesia, the most populous Islamic country in the world, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia in defending China’s repression of its Muslim minority.

As bizarre as support for China by Turkey and other Islamic countries looks, one of the reason for it is economics, as “Erdogan reportedly traveled to China to boost the Turkish economy.” But support for China most importantly shows how little Islamic supremacists are concerned about Muslim lives. Their primary focus is power and expansion. Let’s not forget that since 1948, Muslims have murdered about 12 million of their coreligionists. Muslim countries turning their backs on the Uighurs also demonstrates the level of contempt that Islamic countries have for democracies — a hatred that is more powerful than love for their coreligionists. In a similar manner, Islamic states do not genuinely care about the Palestinian people, and they do not even want Palestinians to be successful, because it would put a monkey wrench into the propaganda mill that works overtime against Israel. It will also cut their jihad funding. Nothing Western countries ever do to appease Islamic supremacists will be enough. Jihadists aim to subvert and destroy free societies, yet Leftists continue to be useful idiots in their service. Canada leads the pack of useful idiots, among those who support its “anti-Islamophobia” Motion M-103.

Lying, deception, manipulation and propaganda are primary tools jihadists and jihadist regimes use against free societies — especially those that are Christian and Jewish countries at their root. Recall Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comment in response to “Austria’s move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams.” He called the move “anti-Islamic” and threatened “a war between the cross and the crescent.” Erdogan also accused Europe of “starting a clash’ between Christianity and Islam” in response to a ruling that would allow employers to ban headscarves as part of wider restrictions on religious and political symbols; Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu warned about impending “holy warsbetween Islam and Europe over the banning of headscarves. And although Turkey is Sunni and Iran is Shia, despite the historic enmity between the two sects, Turkish Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci has stated that Turkey will stand with its “friend and brother Iran” against US sanctions.

The hatred against Jews and Christians is palpable from Islamic supremacist states such as Turkey and Iran, and such hatred governs their foreign policy. While “Islamophobia” is being forced upon Westerners by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its allies and dupes for merely criticizing Islam, the OIC is ignoring abuses against Muslims in China. “Islamophobia,” charged at every turn by Islamic supremacists, is a deliberate drive to weaken free societies by attempting to destroy their cornerstone, the freedom of speech. China is the place to which the OIC should be directing its condemnation of “Islamophobia.”

“Turkey’s Islamist President Endorses China’s Muslim Concentration Camps,” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, July 3, 2019:

Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a trip to Beijing on Tuesday, reportedly struck a more positive note about China’s concentration camps for Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group, and other Muslims in Xinjiang province a decade after denouncing attacks on Uighurs as “genocide.”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration joined the Muslim-majority governments of Pakistan and Indonesia, the most populous Islamic country in the world, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia in defending China’s repression of its Muslim minority.

Beijing has repeatedly claimed its crackdown is aimed at combating religious extremism, terrorism, and separatism in Muslim Uighur-majority Xinjiang province, but many countries point to the ample evidence that it is instead using the alleged terror threat to violate the human rights of its Muslims citizens.

On Monday, Adrian Zenz, an independent German researcher, reported that Chinese government documents “refute” Beijing’s “propaganda claims” that its “concentration camps” in Xinjiang are vocational and training centers, according to the Journal on Political Risk (JPR).

China’s state-run Global Times paraphrased Erdogan as saying during a meeting with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping on Tuesday that “it is a fact that the residents of various ethnic groups in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are living happily under China’s development and prosperity.”

Erdogan further indicated that “Turkey does not allow anyone to provoke the relationship between the two countries,” the Global Times adds.

In response, Xi indicated:

China appreciates the fact that Erdogan has repeatedly reiterated that any anti-China separatist activities are not allowed in Turkey as well as its strong support to China’s anti-terrorist operations … adding that China is willing to enhance international cooperation on counter-terrorism with Turkey.

Erdogan’s position is a far cry from the criticism he leveled against Beijing when he served as Turkey’s prime minister a decade ago.

Referring to China’s long-standing and at times allegedly deadly oppression of its Uighur ethnic minority, then-PM Erdogan declared in July 2009, “The incidents in China are, simply put, a genocide. There’s no point in interpreting this otherwise,” Reuters reported.

Turkey, however, appears to have changed its tune, even from as early as February of this year when it expressed concerns about the situation in Xinjiang at the United Nations Human Rights Council to China’s dismay.

Erdogan’s foreign ministry issued a stern condemnation of China’s internment camps.

“The reintroduction of internment camps in the [21st] century and the policy of systematic assimilation against the Uighur Turks carried out by the authorities of China is a great shame for humanity,” the statement proclaimed…

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