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Plight of the Uyghurs

A United Nations panel estimated earlier this month that China has detained as many as 1 million Uyghurs in internment camps. Many are subject to political indoctrination and torture, held without any charge or any terms of release. Despite the rich history of Islam in the region, stretching all the way back to 934, there is a systematic attempt from the Chinese government to wipe out the indigenous population. Join us as we discuss the region’s past, present and future. 

Dilly Hussain is the deputy editor of 5 Pillars and has written in Uyghur newspapers and magazines in Turkey on the issue. He is an established political commentator, making regular appearances on Sky News, Channel 4 News, BBC Look East, BBC South, BBC One, Islam Channel, Russia Today and BBC radio stations discussing Middle East and North African politics, and domestic topics concerning British Muslims. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post, a columnist for the Middle East Eye and Pakistan Today, and a freelance contributor for Al Jazeera English, the Ceasefire Magazine and the Foreign Policy Journal.

Earlier Event: October 30
Qur’an Club: Tasfeer I
Later Event: November 6
Islam and Women 2