Source: CTN News
A new investigation suggests that mosques in the Xinjiang province have been completely or almost completely razed.
As Western nations are seeing the integration of Islamic migrants into their countries, were Muslims have been elected to government in the US Congress, Parliament in Canada, UK and Belgium, the same can’t be said about China.
New research suggests that China may have undertaken large-scale destruction of Islamic sites in its western Xinjiang province, where Muslim minorities such as Uighurs live under severely repressive rule.
The Guardian and open-source journalism website Bellingcat used satellite imagery to examine 91 religious sites identified by people who used to live in the northwestern province, finding that 31 mosques and two major shrines showed significant structural damage between 2016 and 2018.
Of those, 15 structures were “completely or almost completely razed.” Others had defining features like domes or minarets removed. Nine other buildings used as mosques that did not have obvious mosque-like features were also destroyed.