US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo criticized China for restricting Uighurs’ religious freedom.
In an interview with Rob Schmitt of “Wake Up America,” Pompeo criticized China for treating one million Uighur Muslims in absolutely devastating ways and equated it with the ethnic cleansing of Nazi Germany’s Jews in the 1930s.
“China, which is devastating, is treating one million Uighur Muslims in absolutely devastating ways, things we didn’t see from Germany in the 1930s,” Pompeo said.
Several testimonies from the non-Chinese world reveal that Beijing has in fact intensified its operations against Uyghurs by placing more people in internment camps during pandemic times.
In fact, Uighur Muslims in Chinese “re-education” camps are forced to eat pork every Friday, said Sayragul Sautbay, who was one of the victims of the atrocities committed by the Chinese government.
Responding to a question from Schmitt about the effects of the coronavirus on churches, synagogues, places of worship, which have been closed or closed, and how repressive regimes like China are using the situation to their advantage to crack down on Uighurs, Pompeo advocated for freedom. religious as one of the fundamental rights.
“I am incredibly proud of the work we have done on religious freedom. It is this fundamental right, this human right that – from which all others derive. If you get religious freedom rights and tolerance for people of faith, a lot of good things happen in your country. So we worked on this – that’s how we worked hard on religious freedom, “Pompeo noted.
It also spoiled the fact that leaders around the world are opening bars and casinos, but it has not yet been allowed to open places of worship.
“It is very disheartening to see leaders use a coronavirus excuse to allow bars and casinos to open, but not allow places of worship, people to gather around their faith,” he said.