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Thought for the day
Juliette was just on her to visiting some newly arrived asylum seekers. “Have you seen the news?” she said. “It looks the next wave will be from China.”
She was referring to a rare report about the massive re-education programme imposed by the Chinese authorities on the Uighur (pronounced ‘wee- gur’) people, the Turkic Muslim population living in their homeland within China’s Western border. Credible sources are talking about a million or more people being detained. For example, see https://reut.rs/2CIHsyn
China has reason to worry about Uighur nationalism with a population whose ethnic and religious identity is distinct from the Chinese. There have been some terrorist incidents, but will these drastic actions produce peace?
Juliette was almost certainly wrong in thinking that we are likely to get a wave of Uighur asylum seekers. It would be a long way to come and they are being locked in.
Prayer for the day
Lord set these captives free from every captivity that oppresses them.
Look out for news of the Uigurs on line. Ask your MP what the UK is doing about it.
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