President Joe Biden expressed “solidarity” Thursday with China’s embattled Uyghur minority in a message to Muslims all over the world as they rejoice the holy month of Ramadan.
“Along with our companions, america stands in solidarity with Muslims who proceed to face oppression, together with Uyghurs within the Individuals’s Republic of China, Rohingya in Burma, and different Muslim communities going through persecution all over the world,” Biden stated in a press release.
“Throughout this sacred time of reflection, america additionally reaffirms our assist to Muslim communities struggling hardships and devastation,” Biden stated, referring to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, and flood victims in Pakistan.
“Right this moment particularly, we keep in mind the common human proper to observe, pray, and preach our faiths peacefully and overtly.”
Biden’s highlighting of the Uyghurs — who the US authorities says are being subjected to genocide by the Chinese language communist authorities — got here at a time of sturdy stress between Washington and Beijing.
In accordance with rights teams, Uyghurs are subjected to mass incarceration in compelled labor camps and banned from expressing their tradition. Beijing says the ethnic minority shouldn’t be being repressed and that any safety measures of their northwestern area of Xinjiang are a response to a terrorism menace.
(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)