May 19, 2018

THIS WON’T GET 1% OF THE ATTENTION OR OPPROBRIUM THAT GITMO HAS GOTTEN: Shocking details emerge from China’s re-education camps for Muslims.

While estimates of internment numbers remain speculative, the available evidence suggests that a significant percentage of Xinjiang’s Muslim minority population, likely at least several hundred thousand, and possibly just over one million, are or have been interned in political re-education facilities. . . .

The internment program aims to rewire the political thinking of detainees, erase their Islamic beliefs and reshape their very identities. The camps have expanded rapidly over the past year, with almost no judicial process or legal paperwork. Detainees who most vigorously criticize the people and things they love are rewarded, and those who refuse to do so are punished with solitary confinement, beatings and food deprivation.

Sort of like a Muslim-focused version of the Cultural Revolution.