The Holocaust in China

John Stonestreet, Radio Host and President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

Families torn from homes, loaded onto trains, sent to concentration camps. It sounds like the Nazi Holocaust, but it’s what’s happening right now in western China.

China’s sustained persecution of its Uighur Muslim minority can only be described as genocide.

Forced sterilizations and abortions have resulted in a staggering 84% drop in Uighur population growth the last few years. More than a million members of this religious minority have been detained by China in concentration camps. The U.S. State Department reports many are starved, tortured, raped, or killed.

So far, the United States is the loudest voice condemning this genocide. President Trump just signed a bipartisan condemnation of China’s actions, and another bipartisan bill could put economic teeth to that condemnation. For China’s Uighurs, it can’t come soon enough.

Now we find out if nations meant what they said after World War II. Those who keep silent in the face of this holocaust deserve the condemnation future generations will heap on them.

Copyright 2020 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from with permission.

Washington Post Highlights Forced Abortion, Genocide in China

China’s regime reportedly has forced some 1.5 million people into reeducation camps and subjected others to forced abortions, sterilizations, and organ harvesting.

This week the editorial board at The Washington Post penned an op-ed column highlighting forced abortions and sterilizations in China — which the editors say ultimately amounts to genocide.

China’s communist party is targeting Uighur Muslims and other minority groups who live in the country’s western Xinjiang province.

The editorial board writes,

[N]ew evidence shows that China is systematically using pregnancy checks, forced intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion to reduce the population of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang. . . .

The measures fall within the definition of genocide in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which includes “imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.”

Besides forced abortions and sterilizations, an independent tribunal found credible evidence last year that China also forcibly harvests organs from Uighurs and others.

China has forced Uighur Muslims into “reeducation camps” that NPR recently noted are “probably the largest incarceration of an ethnoreligious minority since the Holocaust.”

COVID-19 has taught us a painful lesson about how what happens on the other side of the planet can affect lives all over the world. We cannot afford to sit idly by while China’s communist regime commits these sorts of atrocities.

You can read the Washington Post’s entire editorial column here.