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1. Yaxing, sebetulnya saya sudah cukup lama tahu. Dulu, hingga 2016 adalah sekolah untuk anak-anak yg kurikulumnya memasukkan hafalan Al Quran di dalamnya. Tak salah jika kita di sini menyebutnya pesantren.

Tapi, Yaxing bukan di Xinjiang. Yaxing berada di Kab. Linxia, Gansu.
2. Dari Xinjiang, saya harus naik pesawat selama 3 jam ke Lanzhou. Lalu berperjalanan darat selama 3,5 jam ke Linxia.

Linxia adalah juga kota yg Muslimnya cukup banyak. Tapi bukan dari etnis Uyghur, melainkan etnis Hui. Maka, Linxia juga sering disebut Huimin Linxia.
3. "Xianzai, zhe shi yige wenti. Now, it's a problem" kata Abu Bakar, Direktur Yaxing, ketika saya tanya kenapa sekarang Yaxing hanya menjadi sekolah 'biasa' seperti sekolah lain di China.

Sejak 2016, kurikulum agama Islam di Yaxing ditiadakan. Pemerintah melarang.
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1/ Fascistizing HK in 2020

(h/t @XinqiSu)
Via my formidable autotranslate skills🤪

#HongKong Educ secy #KevinYeung:

- #HKers are Chinese; we will punish problem teachers severely
- schools use improper biased teaching materials to mislead the mind…
@XinqiSu 2/ #KevinYeung (last yr he suggested HKers switch to Mandarin)

- 123 cases of teacher "misconduct" (incorrect views)
- 74 investigations completed; follow-up actions on 13 of them
- students who hv bn caught up in mass arrests will be threatened: "the consequences can be v srs"
@XinqiSu 3/ #KevinYeung

we have rec'd many complaints that teachers have made inappropriate comments on personal websites & we need to know if they hv done similar things on campus. Process usu takes > a mth to complete.

#antifascism #antiCCP
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For Christmas 2019, I skipped the usual festive celebration and instead received a holiday message from Ablimit, the #Uyghur father of four who lost contact with his family for the second time this year. We chatted a bit, and he sounded just tired and powerless.
Over the last year, I’ve had dozens of interviews or simply chats with overseas #Uyghurs who set aside their usual life and took on the mission of advocating for their missing families.
For all of them, repeated threats and harassments from #Beijing is nothing new, and having to actively engage with government officials as well as human rights organizations have become a new normal.
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#China_Is_Terrorist, An Analysis

The Power of K-Pop Fandoms
And Indonesian Users

This hashtag is very interesting. It gained 1M+ conversations in 3 days, and among the word trending topic for quite long.

Drone Emprit has collected 1,140,662 twits. Here is the result.
Trend: Started by Turkish, Exploded by K-Pop Fandoms, Extended by Indonesian

The #China_is_Terrorist hashtag was started by Turkish users. Until 19:00 (21 Dec), it went no where. Then K-Pop Fandoms came in and quickly brought it into WTT. Indonesian users extended its live.
Top Influencers: Dominated by K-Pop avatars

During the period of 21-23 December 2019, K-Pop avatars e.g. @btss117 and @min_miso_yoongi, dominated the top influencers of #China_is_Terrorist hashtag.

@R4jaPurwa from Indonesia is among the top 5 influencers world wide.
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The @Europarl_EN held a debate about the situation in #EastTurkistan, hours after Ilham Tohti was honoured with the #SakharovPrize.

EU High Rep for Foreign Affairs @JosepBorrellF spoke first, noting the EU's deep concern & the active role it has played in addressing the issue.
@Europarl_EN @JosepBorrellF "We ask China to allow access to these camps and allow those detained to be released. They have been detained simply for following their religious beliefs or expressing their opinions."

- MEP Isabel Wiseler-Lima @iwiseler
@Europarl_EN @JosepBorrellF @iwiseler “All mass detention centres must be shut and perpetrators of the massive human rights abuses must be brought to justice. We also expect that the EU is ready to adopt targeted sanctions against those responsible.”

- MEP @KatiPiri
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Begini Bang @Yusuf_Mansur
1. Chef di restoran Chinese Muslim di PIK itu dari Lanzhou. BUKAN dari Xinjiang. Kapan waktu nanti saya kenalkan.

2. Syaikh DR. Abu Bakar adalah Hui, bukan #Uyghur. Beliau tinggal di Lin Xia. S2 di Pakistan, S3 di Amerika Serikat.
Lanjut ya Bang @Yusuf_Mansur
3. 'Pesantren' Ya Xing juga BUKAN di Xinjiang, tapi di Provinsi Gansu. 2.100km jauhnya dari Xinjiang. Sama seperti Jakarta-Medan.

4. Ya Xing dalam bahasa Mandarin artinya peacefull. Jauh kali kalau dicocoklogi sama Yasin.
Saya memang tidak terlalu dekat dengan DR. Abu Bakar, tapi dengan pengusaha-pengusaha Muslim yg mendanai pembangunan Ya Xing-nya. Nanti Bang @Yusuf_Mansur saya kenalkan.

Oh ya, Uyghur itu etnis, Xinjiang itu wilayah. Jadi yg benar adalah jalan ke Xinjiang, bukan jalan ke Uyghur.
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Two Turkic Islamic Empires, Ghaznavid and Qarakhanid split up Persian Samanid Empire btw them. Qarakhanid with its capital in Kashgar laid foundation of traditional #Uyghur culture. At the time Uyghur only refer to Buddhist Uyghur Kingdom in Gaochang to the east of Qarakhanid
Mahmud al-Kashgari, a scion of Qarakhanid Dynasty in Kashgar, author of Dīwān Lughāt al-Turk (“Compendium of the languages of the Turks") castigated #Uyghur as infidels for their Buddhist beliefs.
Mahmud al-Kashgari also recorded poem celebrating Turko-Islamic Qarakhanid conquest of Buddhist Iranian (Saka) Kingdom of Khotan:

We came down on them like a flood!
We went out among their cities!
We tore down the idol-temples,
We shat on the Buddha's head!
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Here is another trick to getting longer lashes! #uyghur #camps

In new report dropped yesterday… I wrote abt how 🇨🇳 tech companies - Huawei, ByteDance/TikTok, Alibaba, even telecom companies - are aiding rights abuses in Xinjiang, and the policies that encouraged them to. See section: “All roads lead to Xinjiang”
And watch this 10 min documentary (disclaimer: I made it). Listen to the Uyghur people… (Sorry @adilawhy for using this pic again. It’s a really strong quote)
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Latest for @dw_chinese - In the midst of the intense #HongKong coverage, I took some time off to follow up on the "confession" video of #Uyghurs released by @globaltimesnews on Sunday. I talked to two American Uyghurs targeted by that campaign, and here's what they told me -
@dw_chinese @globaltimesnews @Alfred_Uyghur and @ferkat_jawdat's mothers and uncles are all featured in the video, and Arfat told me that the Chinese government has been refusing to answer his questions about his parents' conditions since he started speaking out about their disappearance.
@dw_chinese @globaltimesnews @Alfred_Uyghur @ferkat_jawdat "My mom was detained in re-education camps from the end of 2017 to the beginning of 2019. Three months ago, I made a testimonial video, in which I talked about how I learned about my mom’s release from the camp and the life-threatening surgery that she received afterward."
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Father of “East Turkestan”: Russian Sinologist Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin. He 1st invented the term “East Turkestan” to replace “Chinese Turkestan” in foreign language usage in 1829.

coincided w Russian conquest of Central Asia which led to establishment of Russian Turkestan
Since then, “East Turkestan” have been used interchangeably with “Chinese Turkistan” for #Xinjiang as a geographic term to mark it from ”West Turkestan” or “Russian Turkestan”

This 1909 map use “Chinese Turkistan”👇🏼
This 1897 map of Russian conquest use “East Turkestan” to denoted Tarim Basin area, #Uyghur homeland in South #Xinjiang under Chinese Empire.

It also marked in orange, part of Ghulja, Xinjiang occupied by Russia in 1871 and cede by China in Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1881),
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Travel to Xinjiang #9 from @YouTube
I decided to upload this series of shoddy vlog of our trip to Xinjiang this and last summer, the cultural differences are astonishing and the scenery is stunning, people there are living in a flourishing and invigorating life, we love Uyghur people, I wish everyone there the best
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That #Baghdadi was killed in #Idlib will come as no surprise to Damascus who were long aware of much more extensive relations between #AlQaeda #Nusra and #ISIS . The reconciliation between the two groups started after ISIS suffered significant losses in Mosul.

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2-To suggest that #Baghdadi was in #Idlib without the knowledge, Patronage and protection of #AlQaeda ‘s Golani who controls the province is naive.

Indeed, the groups have worked together since 2017 and this cooperation has gone unreported by many #Syria experts
3-Cooperation started in earnest as #ISIS was desperately trying to have its fighters leave #Raqqa which was under heavy coalition strikes. The deal with #AlQaeda involved moving first ISIS ‘s #Uyghur fighters since those fighters had left their families in #Idlib before joining
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1-Çin işgal ettiği bölgede, #Uygur lara yaptığı baskıyı İŞİD üyeliğine ve dinci terörizme bağlıyor. Acaba gerçekler öyle mi? #China yalanlarına gözlerimizi kapatarak Türklüğü Çin tehditinden kurtarabilir miyiz?

#DoğuTürkistan #SaveUyghur #Xinjiang #EastTurkistan #Uyghur
2-Günümüzde #Türkistan adıyla anılan 6milyon km2'lik bölgenin 4milyon km2'yi aşkın kısmı #BatıTürkistan, 2milyon km2'ye yakın kısmı da #DoğuTürkistan olarak adlandırılmaktadır. Bölge #Türk halklarının en eski topraklarından biridir.
3-Bölgenin Batı kısmının büyük bölümü Rus işgalindeyken SSCB'nin dağılmasıyla bağımsız olmuş, doğu kısmı ise halen Çin işgali altındadır. Çinliler Türklerin en eski komşularından biri ve 3000 yılı aşkın süredir, Çin ve Türk beylik dönemlerinden beri ezeli düşmanlarıdır.
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We are hosting Olsi Jazexhi, @parlabest Rukiye Turdush and @cburton001 Charles Burton to speak about Canada's response to China's #Uyghur crisis.
@parlabest speaks about the plight of the Uyghurs and the grave human rights violations being committed by Chinese authorities. #Uyghur #Uighur
Chinese authorities say U.S. power is in decline and assume that they can persecute the Uyghurs without consequences. There is ample evidence of human rights violations. Internment camps, forces disappearances, eye witness accounts
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マンガ「私の身に起きたこと」~とあるウイグル人女性の証言~ 1/5
#ウイグル #新疆ウイグル自治区 #東トルキスタン #MeToo #MeTooUyghur #FreeUyghur
マンガ「私の身に起きたこと」~とあるウイグル人女性の証言~ 2/5
#ウイグル #新疆ウイグル自治区 #東トルキスタン #MeToo #FreeUyghur
マンガ「私の身に起きたこと」~とあるウイグル人女性の証言~ 3/5
#ウイグル #新疆ウイグル自治区 #東トルキスタン #metoo #MeTooUyghur #FreeUyghur
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This brave #Uyghur #Muslim girl, still resides in #Xinjiang aka #EastTurkestan is indicating that four of her relatives are in #China's #ConcentrationCamps. She obviously wants the world to know regardless of what might happen to her, PLEASE SHARE for her sake.

Clip 2: There are more "witness testimonials" coming right out of #Xinjiang aka #EastTurkestan. They don’t saying anything but it's written all over their faces, clearly sending a message to the outside world that all is not good.

#SaveUyghur #CloseTheCamps
Clip 3: Another witness testimonial of a wife longing for her husband who is detained in #China’s #ConcentrationCamps.

#SaveUyghur #CloseTheCamps
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‘Ablikim Yusuf’ a #Uyghur from Hotan prefecture of #Xinjiang aka #EastTurkestan. Currently he is being held by Qatar authorities at Doha airport and he is to be deported to #China where he’ll likely face a severe punishment.
Abulikemu Yusufu, who was deported from Bosnia to China, is now at Doha Hamas International Airport, waiting for the flight to China. His life will be in grave danger if he’s forcedly returned to China. Please help stop his repatriation!
We urge the United Nations, European Union, and other governments, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other non-government organizations to take urgent action to save ‘Abulikemu YUSUFU’ and save him from deportation to #China.…
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1/I’ve been slow to comment on this recent, amazing Planet Money episode on #Xinjiang, DNA, and ethics in global genetic research.… @hrw @ailsachang
2/Agree with @dtbyler about centrality of a #Uyghur voice, “Alim,” impressed w smart protection for him. Esp given his biodata gathered forcibly, detention in a “political education” camp, “release” but still flagged by surveillance technology even when supposedly “free.” @hrw
3/And “Alim’s” encounter w what was likely the IJOP.… @hrw @hrw_chinese
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Since the New Zealand shooting we've done really well with calling out and fighting Islamaphobia.

Here's a reminder that if we're fighting Islamaphobia, we *really* need to be talking about China's imprisonment of over a million #Uyghur Muslims in #Xinjiang.
Small acts of racism, like violent posts on social media, harassment on public transport and such are bad.

But we're talking about over a million people kidnapped and oppressed, dozens of foreign nationals imprisoned, and millions more oppressed on a daily basis.
China deserves to be pressured on the national stage. We need to apply much more pressure on China than we are about the comparatively small fringe groups in the west.
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This is a remarkable piece of well crafted Propaganda 👇🏼 “They are using snake to interrogate” ? 👀 I will break it down in following thread:
1) Aydin Anwar, the Uyghur American Activist in video wears hijab. There are very few Uyghur American women who wear hijab. This is a nice touch to highlight Muslim nature of Uyghurs and appeal to broader Muslim community. This is working as Arab Americans I follow tweeted video
2) “They are being sterilized, a method used in Genocide” Even China Human Rights Defender whose widely sited estimate of 1 million in detention based on 8 informants and HRW report didn’t mention this. But it makes a good story…
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