Muslim countries lean towards China

Muslim countries lean towards China

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Last week, When 22 Western countries opposed China in UN for its crackdown on Uyghur Muslims, 37 countries, most of its were Muslim countries, supported China for its stellar human rights record.

Out of these 37, nearly half of the signatories were Muslim-majority nations, including Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, according to the Chinese government. These newly found love affair by Muslim countries towards China is part of the growing distrust among Muslim countries towards Western countries.

Westrn Countries including US and UK, in a joint statement to the High Commissioner of the United Nations' Human Rights Council, criticized Beijing for what they described as "disturbing reports of large-scale arbitrary detentions" and "widespread surveillance and restrictions."

Opposing this view, Muslim countries submitted a letter in UN. The letter said, "Faced with the grave challenge of terrorism and extremism, China has undertaken a series of counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures in Xinjiang, including setting up vocational education and training centers. The letter also hailed China saying that the people there were happy, fulfilled and secure.

The language in the letter echoed previous claims made by China, which has denied allegations of torture or forced political indoctrination in Xinjiang and said that the camps were "vocational training centers" designed to fight terrorism and combat Islamic extremism.