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China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness
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2018-08-30 07:58:00 UTC
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Chinese Govt is the best in treating "filthy proselytizing bigoted
racist intolerant VIRUSES aka Islam and Christianity" like VIRUSES.

Christianity and Islam are TWO MENTAL ILLNESSES (VIRUSES) that
AFFLICTED/INFECTED human species for the last 2000 years.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/568525/?__twitter_impression=true

China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness


The country is putting Muslims in internment camps—and causing real
psychological damage in the process.

Sigal Samuel
Aug 28, 2018

One million Muslims are being held right now in Chinese internment
camps, according to estimates cited by the UN and U.S. officials. Former
inmates—most of whom are Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority—have
told reporters that over the course of an indoctrination process lasting
several months, they were forced to renounce Islam, criticize their own
Islamic beliefs and those of fellow inmates, and recite Communist Party
propaganda songs for hours each day. There are media reports of inmates
being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, which are forbidden to
Muslims, as well as reports of torture and death.


The sheer scale of the internment camp system, which according to The
Wall Street Journal has doubled in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region
just within the last year, is mindboggling. The U.S.
Congressional-Executive Commission on China describes it as “the largest
mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.” Beijing
began by targeting Uighur extremists, but now even benign manifestations
of Muslim identity—like growing a long beard—can get a Uighur sent to a
camp, the Journal noted. Earlier this month, when a UN panel confronted
a senior Chinese official about the camps, he said there are “no such
things as reeducation centers,” even though government documents refer
to the facilities that way. Instead, he claimed they’re just vocational
schools for criminals.

China has been selling a very different narrative to its own population.
Although the authorities frequently describe the internment camps as
schools, they also liken them to another type of institution: hospitals.
Here’s an excerpt from an official Communist Party audio recording,
which was transmitted last year to Uighurs via WeChat, a social-media
platform, and which was transcribed and translated by Radio Free Asia:


Members of the public who have been chosen for reeducation have been
infected by an ideological illness. They have been infected with
religious extremism and violent terrorist ideology, and therefore they
must seek treatment from a hospital as an inpatient. … The religious
extremist ideology is a type of poisonous medicine, which confuses the
mind of the people. … If we do not eradicate religious extremism at its
roots, the violent terrorist incidents will grow and spread all over
like an incurable malignant tumor.

“Religious belief is seen as a pathology” in China, explained James
Millward, a professor of Chinese history at Georgetown University,
adding that Beijing often claims religion fuels extremism and
separatism. “So now they’re calling reeducation camps ‘hospitals’ meant
to cure thinking. It’s like an inoculation, a search-and-destroy medical
procedure that they want to apply to the whole Uighur population, to
kill the germs of extremism. But it’s not just giving someone a
shot—it’s locking them up for months in bad conditions.”

China has long feared that Uighurs will attempt to establish their own
national homeland in Xinjiang, which they refer to as East Turkestan. In
2009, ethnic riots there resulted in hundreds of deaths, and some
radical Uighurs have carried out terrorist attacks in recent years.
Chinese officials have claimed that in order to suppress the threat of
Uighur separatism and extremism, the government needs to crack down not
only on those Uighurs who show signs of having been radicalized, but on
a significant swath of the population.

The medical analogy is one way the government tries to justify its
policy of large-scale internment: After all, attempting to inoculate a
whole population against, say, the flu, requires giving flu shots not
just to the already-afflicted few, but to a critical mass of people. In
fact, using this rhetoric, China has tried to defend a system of arrest
quotas for Uighurs. Police officers confirmed to Radio Free Asia that
they are under orders to meet specific population targets when rounding
up people for internment. In one township, police officials said they
were being ordered to send 40 percent of the local population to the camps.

China is going to outrageous lengths to surveil its own citizens

The government also uses this pathologizing language in an attempt to
justify lengthy internments and future interventions any time officials
deem Islam a threat. “It’s being treated as a mental illness that’s
never guaranteed to be completely cured, like addiction or depression,”
said Timothy Grose, a China expert at the Rose Hulman Institute of
Technology. “There’s something mentally wrong that needs to be
diagnosed, treated—and followed up with.” Here’s how the Communist Party
recording cited above explains this, while alluding to the threat of
contagion:

There is always a risk that the illness will manifest itself at any
moment, which would cause serious harm to the public. That is why they
must be admitted to a reeducation hospital in time to treat and cleanse
the virus from their brain and restore their normal mind. … Being
infected by religious extremism and violent terrorist ideology and not
seeking treatment is like being infected by a disease that has not been
treated in time, or like taking toxic drugs. … There is no guarantee
that it will not trigger and affect you in the future.

Having gone through reeducation and recovered from the ideological
disease doesn’t mean that one is permanently cured. … So, after
completing the reeducation process in the hospital and returning home …
they must remain vigilant, empower themselves with the correct
knowledge, strengthen their ideological studies, and actively attend
various public activities to bolster their immune system.

Several other government-issued documents use this type of medical
language. “This stuff about the poison in the brain—it’s definitely out
there,” said Rian Thum, noting that even civilians tasked with carrying
out the crackdown in Xinjiang speak of “eradicating its tumors.”
Recruitment advertisements for staff in the internment camps state that
experience in psychological training is a plus, Thum and other experts
said. Chinese websites describe reeducation sessions where psychologists
perform consultations with Uighurs and treat what they call extremism as
a mental illness. A government document published last year in Khotan
Prefecture described forced indoctrination as “a free hospital treatment
for the masses with sick thinking.”

This is not the first time China has used medical analogies to suppress
a religious minority. “Historically, it’s comparable to the strategy
toward Falun Gong,” said Adrian Zenz, a researcher at the European
School of Culture and Theology in Germany. He was referring to a
spiritual practice whose followers were suppressed in the early 2000s
through reeducation in forced labor camps. “Falun Gong was also treated
like a dangerous addiction. … But in Xinjiang this [rhetoric] is
certainly being pushed to the next level. The explicit link with the
addictive effect of religion is being emphasized possibly in an
unprecedented way.”

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Tahir Imin, a U.S.-based Uighur academic from Xinjiang who said he has
several family members in internment camps, was not surprised to hear
his religion being characterized as if it’s a disease. In his view, it’s
part of China’s attempt to eradicate Muslim ethnic minorities and
forcefully assimilate them into the Han Chinese majority. “If they have
any ‘illness,’ it is being Uighur,” he said. In addition to Uighurs, The
Washington Post has reported that Muslim members of other ethnic groups,
like the Kazakhs and the Kyrgyz, have been sent to the camps. “I think
the Chinese government is saying: ‘This ideological hospital—in there,
send every person who is not [ethnically] Chinese. They are sick, they
are not safe [to be around], they are not reliable, they are not healthy
people.’”


The doors of mosques closed by authorities in Xinjiang (Thomas Peter /
Reuters)

The terrible irony is that in “treating” Uighurs for supposed
psychological problems, China is causing very real psychological damage,
both at home and abroad. One former inmate told The Independent he
suffered thoughts of suicide inside the camps. And as Uighurs in exile
around the world learn what is happening to their relatives back home,
some have told reporters they suffer from insomnia, depression, anxiety,
and paranoia.

Murat Harri Uyghur, a 33-year-old doctor who moved to Finland in 2010,
said he has received word from relatives that both his parents are in
the camps. He has launched an online campaign, “Free My Parents,” he
said will raise money to start an advocacy organization to help them,
but he told me he suffers from recurrent panic attacks. He also
described finding himself prone to feelings of anger, powerlessness, and
exhaustion. “I try to be normal,” he said, “but I have a psychological
problem now.”

In an interview with The Globe and Mail, a Uighur woman in Canada who
said she had a sister in the camps said, “I cannot concentrate on
anything. My mind is off. I cannot sleep.” She added, “I lost a lot of
weight because I don’t want to eat anymore.”

Some Uighurs I spoke to who are living abroad also have to cope with a
pervasive sense of guilt. They know that Beijing treats any Uighur who’s
traveled internationally as suspicious, and that their family members
are treated as suspicious by association. For example, a 24-year-old
Uighur attending graduate school in Kentucky, who requested anonymity
for fear that China would further punish his relatives, said it’s been
197 days since he’s been able to contact his father in Xinjiang. He
tracks the days on a board tacked to his bedroom wall. “I’m afraid for
my dad’s life,” he said. Asked why he believes his father was sent to an
internment camp, he replied without a trace of doubt: “Because I go to
school here in a foreign country.”

“Now I know that if I ever go home,” he added, “I will be imprisoned
just like my dad.”
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2018-08-30 23:14:21 UTC
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China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness
Islam IS a mental illness:


"[Mohammed] was not capable of introspection. He had shown all the symptoms
of his lunacy and his prophetic claim was based on the quicksand of grand
delusion. But the irony is that the entire religion of Islam is based on the
truth claim of such a man who could easily swing back and forth between the
two extremes - reality and fantasy. Like the mythological Narcissus, he
actually worshipped his own image - not God. He had created Allah in his own
image and attributed to that God the qualities of his own self. He used
Islam to pervade Muslim psyche, and possessed their mind. Islam is an
extremely defenseless religion and hence vulnerable to collapse.
"Defenseless" in the sense, there is not a single atom of truth in it to
support. This failed religion, originated from the grand delusion of a
malignant Narcissist, is the biggest hoax humanity has ever seen. It is like
a house of cards - looks tall, big, mighty and gigantic but the base is very
weak. The aim of this book is to diagnose Muhammad by making use of
biographical data and through the application of psychological theory and
research. This psychobiography is all about the "why" - the question of
motives. It uncovers the private motives behind his public acts. Muhammad
suffered from malignant narcissism, and was also affected by neurotic
disorder which caused regular psychiatric delusions."
https://www.amazon.com/Islam-Dismantled-Illness-Prophet-Muhammad/dp/1926800060

"According to me, most of the Muslims know virtually nothing about the
Prophet of Islam because an honest biography of Muhammad was never written
for them. There are enough pious and totally unobjective traditions of
Muhammad preserved by the Muslim religious community, but what is lacking in
these sources is honesty. Even today, numerous works in Arabic and other
Muslim majority languages appear each year. These books try to portray
Muhammad as a holy man, a seer, visionary and miracle worker; which are far
away from truth. The reason, Muslims cannot write an honest biography of
their Prophet, is that the biography of Muhammad is a subject that is taboo.
That’s why Muslims learn about the Muhammad of faith, not the Muhammad of
history." https://myislam.dk/articles/en/das%20islam-dismantled.php
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