U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has criticized China for restricting the religious freedom of Uyghurs.
In an interview with Rob Schmitt of ‘Wake Up America’, Pompey rebuked China for treating a million Uyghur Muslims in absolutely devastating ways and equated it with the ethnic cleansing of Nazi Germany’s Jews in the 1930s.
“China, which is terribly evil, treats a million Uyghur Muslims in absolutely devastating ways, things we haven’t seen since Germany in the 1930s,” Pompeo said.
Various testimonies emerging from the non-Chinese world reveal that Beijing actually intensified its operations against Uyghurs by putting more people in internment camps during the pandemic time.
In fact, Uyghur Muslims in Chinese “re-education” camps are forced to eat pork every Friday, confirmed Sayragul Sautbay, who was one of the victims of the atrocities committed by the Chinese government.
Responding to a question from Schmitt about the effects of coronavirus on churches, synagogues, places of worship that were closed or closed and how repressive regimes like China use the situation to their advantage to suppress Uyghurs, Pompey confirmed religious freedom as one of the fundamental rights.
“I am incredibly proud of the work we have done on religious freedom. It is this most fundamental right, this human right – from which all others emerge. If you get rights to religious freedom and tolerance for people of faith, so many good things are happening in your country. So we worked on that – so we worked a lot on religious freedom, “remarked Pompey.
He also destroyed the fact that leaders around the world are opening bars and casinos, but places of worship are not yet allowed to open.
“It is very discouraging to see leaders use a pretext of the coronavirus to allow bars and casinos to be opened, but not allow places of worship, people to gather around their faith,” he said.