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December 6, 2019

Xinjiang Islamic Association deplores US Xinjiang-related bill

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INP
December 6, 2019

BEIJING: The Xinjiang Islamic Association Thursday voiced firm opposition to the approval of a Xinjiang-related bill by the US House of Representatives.

As an association representing more than 10 million Muslims, including the Uygur ethnic group in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Association expressed its firm opposition and strong condemnation against the so-called "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019," which has distorted and discredited the human rights of Muslims in Xinjiang.

According to China Economic Net, the association also warned those who call white black under the guise of human rights and religion. "It is we Xinjiang Muslims ourselves who have the say for our own human rights."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying warned that if the United States continues to play with double standards on anti-terrorism or even try to infringe upon other countries' sovereignty and security, it will end up swallowing a bitter fruit with its own interests harmed. The U.S. should not forget the pain as wounds heal, Hua Chunying said adding, the U.S’s legislators are making unwarranted allegations and false comments on Xinjiang.

Hua said that Xinjiang-related issues are by no means about human rights, ethnicity or religion, but about the fight against separatism and violent terrorism.

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