How China Bought Muslim Rulers’ Acquiescence to Its Persecution of the Uighurs

During the past four years, the Chinese Communist Party has undertaken a brutal campaign of repression targeting the Muslim population of its northwestern Xinjiang province. Yet the world’s Muslim countries, who have so often rallied to condemn Israel’s imagined crimes against Palestinians, or the policies of the U.S.-led War on Terror, or even criticism of Islam in Western Europe, have been remarkable silent about this very real, and very cruel, wave of persecution. Ilan Berman explains why:

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More about: China, Freedom of Religion, Islam, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

The Real Palestinian Refugee Problem, and Mahmoud Abbas’s Indifference

Of the millions of so-called Palestinian refugees the world over, most are in fact not refugees by any standard definition, but are properly speaking the descendants of refugees, often kept in a permanent state of segregation and dependency by Arab regimes. But as a consequence of the Syrian civil war, numerous Palestinians living in Syria have become actual refugees, fleeing to countries like Lebanon. Khaled Abu Toameh explains their current discontent with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas:

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More about: Joseph Biden, Lebanon, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian refugees, Syrian civil war