The Uighur Conflict

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Woman Who Stood up to the Chinese Soldiers

Woman Who Stood up to the Chinese Soldiers

Riots in Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang province, on Sunday, July 5 have sparked an uprising of China’s Muslim Uighur minority. Since then, many people have died (the Associated Press says 184, while other sources say more than 1,000) and thousands have been wounded in the ongoing unrest, which features the Chinese government taking action against the Uighur minority. Take a look at some recent stories in the news about this situation:

OPINION: The New York Times
‘ Philip Bowring explores the fallout of the events.

NYT: Iran remains silent.

OPINION: Rebiya Kadeer, president of the World Uighur Congress, writes about what led to the situation and how it can be solved.

Miami Herald: Earlier, Kadeer denounced violence. Pictures from the violence. Warning: Some of the images are graphic.

Associated Press: Muslim countries’ reaction nearly nonexistent.

AP: Could Uighur crackdown spread?

Agence France-Presse: Muslims in Turkey demonstrate.

Tehran Times: Chinese, Iranian officials say Muslims’ security in China is vital.

Los Angeles Times: Turkish government defends Uighurs.

Bloomberg: Al-Qaeda group gets involved.

Why isn’t the Muslim world speaking up in defense of the Uighurs? By Moisés Naím | Foreign Policy


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