Author: abdul-malik-mujahid

Save Uighurs in order to save China

Six Uighur sisters were each robbed of their husbands when Chinese authorities placed the men in concentration camps. They also forcefully took their children to Communist-run orphanages and placed Chinese men in each of the sisters’ homes. This story was narrated to me by one of their female Uighur relatives. I was stunned by disbelief when the woman told me this story, but I made sure that she did not read that on my face. I know the Uighur struggle well. I’ve visited Eastern Turkestan, which China renamed “Xinjiang” after its occupation, a name which means “a new colony.”...

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Rohingyas Genocide: Australia should take a stand

Seventy years ago, in the wake of the unprecedented crimes of World War Two, a shaken but resolute international coalition founded the United Nations. Its charter was conceived as an explicitly international response to the unimaginable state-organized campaigns of genocide that defined that war. The key phrase of the newly-formed international body was: “never again.” Never again, it was thought at the time, would the dark events of the Holocaust be allowed to repeat themselves. Yet in 2018, liberal democratic societies are once again facing the same question. State-sponsored terror is again ascendant. Innocent people find themselves facing extermination...

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Trump’s America espouses hate inside out

There is a climate of hate  in Trump’s America and due to the US being the centre of world power, this is obviously effecting the globe as a whole. During the past week three incidents are of great concern: A white supremacist killed 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg last Saturday Another white supremacist murdered two Black customers in a Jeffersontown, Kentucky grocery store after failing to attack a predominantly Black church minutes before the attack These killings happened in the same week that 12 bombs were sent to CNN, and leading Democrats, including former United...

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Rohingyas: The Tula Toli Massacre in Burma

On the morning of 30 August 2017, Shahidul Amin was already in the forest cutting wood when, around 8 am, his wife Hasina Begum saw Burmese military helicopters landing. This was the beginning of the massacre of Tula Toli, a peaceful village set in a beautiful lush green hilly area and surrounded on three sides by a rapidly flowing mountain river. Badiur Rahman, former chair of the village council, told me that until that fateful day the village had been home to more than 3,000 Rohingya Muslims, primarily subsistence rice and chili pepper farmers. The village also housed about...

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Why many young American Muslims plan to leave US

I met an American six-grader who wanted to leave the United States. I was speaking about fighting Islamophobia in Columbus, Ohio mosque earlier this year, when a father pulled me aside, asking me to speak to his son in private. The boy told me he wanted to leave the U.S., but that he still hopes to come back after four years. No doubt he was anticipating that President Donald Trump wouldn’t be serving a second term. When his father asked him not share his plans in the school, the child told him that all of the kids at school...

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