Freedom Of Religion

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What does a million look like? [video]

The Chinese Communist Party has interned 1 million Uyghurs since 2017. Learn more about the staggering scale of the CCP's internment of minorities.
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Report: CCP conducts mass sterilization of minority women

The Chinese Communist Party is forcing Uyghur women to undergo sterilization and mandatory birth control to limit population growth, a new report says.
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The CCP is erasing Muslim identity [video]

The Chinese Communist Party severely restricts the cultural practices of Uyghurs and Muslim minorities. Find out how the CCP is erasing Muslim identity.
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China defaces Uyghur mosque in continuing religious crackdown

As part of the Chinese government's crackdown against Muslims in Xinjiang, authorities have removed Islamic iconography from the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar.
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Once interned in China, Uyghur American fights for religious freedom

Learn more about Nury Turkel, the Uyghur American lawyer who has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
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Jewish groups honor Islamic leader who fights anti-Semitism

Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Sheikh Mohammed al-Issa received an award for his work combating anti-Semitism and uniting people.
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern with woman standing nearby (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: No country cares more for religious freedom

Learn more about the State Department's 2019 International Religious Freedom report, which tracks religious freedom in countries around the world.
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Pompeo: Beijing is undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy

Learn what Secretary of State Michael Pompeo means when he says Hong Kong no longer maintains its high degree of autonomy from China.
Man and woman sitting on couch with Ramadan decorations (Courtesy of Salman Azam)

Muslim Americans observe Ramadan at home

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused American Muslims to keep their traditional Ramadan observances close to home. See how they are coping.