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Emrati Princess voices rare support for Chinese Muslims

Emrati Princess voices rare support for Chinese Muslims
A screenshot of a video posted to Twitter by Emrati Princess Hend Faisal Al Qassimi expressing solidarity with Uyghurs

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates (UAE) princess Hend Faisal Al Qassemi on Sunday took to Twitter to issue a rare voice of support for persecuted Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.

Al Qassemi, who publicly spoke out against Islamophobia, including the recently shaming of Indian expatriates working in the UAE for derogatory  tweets against Muslim was responding to a call by Uyghur activist Arslan Hidayat on social media urging to show solidarity with the Uyghur Muslims.

In the video, the author and fashion editor greets her fellow Muslims observing Ramadan and expresses her solidarity with their fight against oppression and hope the Chinese Muslim soon be released from the concentration camps.

Al Qassimi also calls on adherents of Islam to ‘stand together against this Muslim Holocaust that’s happening in China.’ 

In a video on Twitter, Arslan posted images of themselves marking Ramadan to show solidarity with Uyghurs.

Al Qassimi’s video came days after Uyghur exile groups call for the leaders of Muslim-majority nations to end silence on Uyghurs.

Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) issued a statement at start of Ramadan urging the international community to speak out on behalf of members of the Uyghurs detained in Chinese ‘internment’ camps.

Thousands of Uyghur Muslims are currently in cramped conditions at so-called political education camps in China’s far western region of Xinjiang.


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