Uyghurs in China and America's Addiction to Hallmark Moments

Max Eternity - Today Allison Kilinney, contributing writer to The Huffington Post, writes on True Slant that:

More than 4,000 Uyghurs have been arrested by the Chinese government since July 5. Almost 200 have been killed. Thousands have been injured. This violence follows the pattern of arbitrary detention, imprisonment, torture and execution that has enraged Westerners when it has occurred in places like Iran. Yet there is little attention being paid to the suppression of the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority, in the western media. The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is now concerned that mass executions of Uyghurs will soon be carried out, as promised by Chinese officials.

So why haven't we heard more about this, on TV and the Internet. Because whether liberal or right wing, news outlets, including bloggers, have for the last 8 weeks, rallied loudly about the supposed illegal election in Iran. And yet hardly a peep on the politically motivated atrocities committed by the Chinese government against the ethnic Muslim Chinese Uyghurs, has been said. Why aren't we raising hell about this? Where's the outrage. And too, what about the Western-backed coup that took place in Honduras last month?

Could it be the oil? Or is it that Americans are addicted to a sophomoric ethics equation of "good vs. evil" which is coupled with emotional surplus of "Hallmark" moments that have been skillfully contrived by a few hidden hands, adept at manipulating the media and the masses?

Click here to read more of Allison Kilkenny's "If only the Uyghurs had Twitter."


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