The topic of Xinjiang has been resurfacing in world news, as China’s management of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been subject to repeated accusations by Washington of persecution against Muslim minorities in the region, notably the Uygurs.
According to the United States, which has consistently been presenting itself as the defender of Chinese Muslims, they are deprived of the irright to worship freely and are subject to all kinds of vexations, torments and prohibitions. Recently, such accusations have reached new heights as China is now being accused of genocide.
The US State Department claimed recently that Jami Mosque and Idkah Mosque had been demolished.
However, they are well protected. Located at the heart of Central Asia, Xinjiang is a region especially vulnerable to foreign influences and terrorist threats from neighbouring countries.
Over the past three decades, the region suffered from terrorist attacks, endangering the security of the entire nation.
Separatist Islamist organisations, which US media have been presenting as “freedom fighters”, have rear bases in Central Asia, allowing them to conduct terrorist at- tacks on Chinese territory and to support subversive activities in the Xinjiang region.
Xinjiang-related issues are not about human rights, ethnicity, or religion, but about counter-terrorism and de-radicalisation. People can never enjoy happiness if they are plagued by terrorism, religious extremism, and separatism.