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      Islamophobia, Chinese Style: Total Internment of Uyghur Muslims by the People's Republic of China

      Islamophobia Studies Journal
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      Uyghurs, China, Islamophobia, internment, surveillance capitalism, terror capitalism, genocide


            Since 2016 the mistreatment of Uyghurs, a Turkic Muslim minority living in their homeland in northwest China, by the People's Republic of China has been taken to extreme levels. Uyghurs now are clearly victims of genocidal policies through internment of all types. The total internment of Uyghurs involves physical, psychological and virtual internments. In this article, I discuss the issue in three parts, namely internment camps for Uyghurs, urban internment and virtual internment. While all of them have both physical and psychological aspects, the last two are based on an Orwelian use of surveillance technologies for the purpose of large-scale persecution and suppression of Uyghurs with the intention of achieving a China with one homogenous culture. The total internment which is currently being carried out has two main motives: Islamophobia and the crucial geo-strategical position of the Uyghur homeland.


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            Islamophobia Studies Journal
            Pluto Journals
            1 October 2020
            : 5
            : 2 ( doiID: 10.13169/islastudj.5.issue-2 )
            : 175-198
            Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul
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