(ChinaAid, Midland, TX/ABC Nightline —August 13, 2021) ABC Nightline recently broadcast two episodes, which include interviews with Gulzira Auelkhan, and Serikzhan Bilash in ChinaAid‘s office, located in Midland, Texas.
|Dr. Fu with Ms. Gulzira, and Mr. Serikzhan in ChinaAid office.
In his latest book, The Politics of Inclusive Pluralism: A Proposed Foundation for Religious Freedom…, Dr. Fu recalls:
In recent years, as the CCP continues to carry out an extensive crackdown on all religious institutions, President Xi Jinping ordered all religions to “sinicize” to forcibly secure loyalty to the officially atheistic party. Sinicize means to make or remake something so that it and/or its character become Chinese.23 The efforts include removing crosses from churches and bulldozing large numbers of churches and mosques, excluding Tibetan children from Buddhist religious studies, and imprisoning more than a million Islamic ethnic minorities in reported “re-education centers.
News reports in 2019 reveal that due to Muslim’s practice of Islam, CCP authorities arrested and imprisoned from approximately one to three million Muslims in internment camps (re-education), also perceived as concentration camp in China’s Xinjiang region. In efforts to ensure Uighur and other Muslim groups adapt their culture to traditional Chinese, CCP authorities order them to disregard their religious principles. For example, officials order them to eat pork and/or drink alcoholic beverages.
Today, I [through/with ChinaAid and others] continue to work to contribute to the development of a better State–religion relationship in China that will hopefully help ensure religious freedom for all.