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March 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event: Sunday, March 24 at 5PM – 7PM
Location: Madina Canada,
2380 Speakman Drive,
Mississauga, Ontario L5K 1B4
China’s brutal crackdown on the Uyghur Muslim minority; World largely remains unaware and silent.
Madina Canada’s Center for Non-Violence and Peace Studies, in partnership with the East Turkistan Association of Canada, is hosting an important awareness event highlighting the plight of Uyghurs amid communist China’s massive crackdown on religious expression.
Event: Sunday, March 24 at 5PM – 7PM
China hosts about 15 million ethnic Uyghurs while an estimated 1.6 Million have fled China’s iron hold and are currently living in other countries. Primarily Muslims, Uyghurs maintain a distinct identity, diet (halal) & culture from their neighboring Chinese populations. Originally believed to be of Turkish origin; for generations they have coexisted and thrived in China.
More recently Communist China has began a crackdown on all form of religious expression and has detained as many as 1 million Uyghurs in so-called “reeducation centers” and forced them to undergo psychological indoctrination programs — like studying communist propaganda and giving thanks to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Chinese authorities have also reportedly used waterboarding, force feeding pork (not Halaal for Muslims) and other forms of torture on the ethnic minority.
Western governments, including Canada, the United States, and European Nations have recently brought the issue to the United Nations. However, due to the lack of transparency and media freedoms in China it is a difficult task to measure the true extent of the human devastation. All the while China claims that the “camps” are merely vocational and training centers intended to combat extremism, and that they’re teaching detainees useful and valuable skills.
In attendance on Sunday, March 24th will be Uyghur community leaders with first hand accounts of the devastating Chinese persecution. As well as GTHA community & religious leaders, hosting the evening is Dr. Mohammed Al-Ninowy the Founder of Madina Institutes around the Globe. Official invitations have also been dispatched to Honorable Members of Parliament, Honorable Members of Ontario’s Provincial Parliament, as well as Mississauga Municipal Council and the Honorable Mayor of Mississauga.
Event date: Sunday, March 24th at 5 PM
About Dr. Muhammad Al-Ninowy: A global following of hundreds of thousands. Millions consume his Islamic and philosophical lectures and videos on a regular basis. Dr. Ninowy was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. He began his study under his father, Sayyid Yahya and many of the senior scholars of Aleppo at the time, memorizing the Glorious Quran, and acquiring knowledge in many of the Islamic disciplines. A graduate of the Faculty of Usul al-Din at Al-Azhar University, the Shaykh has established a global network of Madina Institutes with the goal to promote peace and harmony with local communities while disseminating true and authentic Islamic knowledge and values. Madina Canada located in Mississauga is the Canadian branch of this initiative.
About The Center for Non-violence and Peace Studies:
The Center for Non-violence and Peace Studies is an integral part of Madina Canada, a premier destination for Islamic education in which Muslims from all backgrounds can engage traditional Islamic teachings in a healthy and tolerant environment. The primary goal of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is to continue the Madinan School of Nonviolence and Peace as laid down in the Prophetic example, and to challenge global extremism, in both its violent and nonviolent forms.