Is OIC silently endorsing the suppression of Uyghur Muslims?
The presence of Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi as ‘special guest’ in the 48 th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Pakistan on 22 and 23 March, comes at the time when more than a million Uyghur Muslims are in concentration camps in China. The Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang are facing “genocide” and cultural aggression from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Wang not only used this occasion to push CCP’s narrative of how well Muslim minorities in China are treated, but also said , “China and the Islamic world both enjoy a profound history, seek similar values, and share historic missions”. Wang also thanked the Muslim world for its unwavering support at the United Nations and assured US $400 billion as investment in different projects in Muslim countries under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Following on the heels of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution, recognising ‘Islamophobia’ as a global threat, Islamophobia rem