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This is not the first time that the world is turning a blind eye to human rights abuses against a minority

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Gregory Meeks has been a Democrat Party representative from New York since 1998 and has chaired the House Committee on Foreign Affairs since 2021. (Photo: WYNC.org)

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Congressman Gregory Meeks recently stated that he does not want to impose any sanctions upon Bangladesh, stressing that the Asian country has an excellent relationship with the United States.  However, Mendi Safadi, who heads the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights, condemned Meeks for this position.

“Unfortunately, the Biden government is abandoning the minorities in Bangladesh and abandoning the opposition of Sheikh Hussein’s government, seriously undermining the values of democracy that Bangladeshi citizens so long for,” Safadi said, explaining that Meeks is ignoring the ongoing massacre perpetrated by radical organizations protected by the Bangladeshi government, as well as the fate of political prisoners within the Asian country.

“In a statement by Congressman Gregory W. Mikes, the Biden administration and members of his party ignore the brutal violation of basic human rights suffered by minorities and political rivals in Bangladesh,” he noted.  “The House of Representatives would do well to invite us to a meeting, where we would present to them the hard facts and documentation of the range of violations that the minorities suffer from every day.  We have reports and photocopied findings on the atrocities in Bangladesh.”

This is not the first time that the world is turning a blind eye to human rights abuses against a minority.  The world held the Olympic Games in Beijing, despite China’s ongoing repression of the Uighers.   

As Hamid Keren, a Uigher restaurant owner in DC, recently told Fox News, this is genocide Olympics: “If I watch this Olympic, in my eyes I can see my brothers, my sister, my nation and my motherland. His very difficult life in jail. Very difficult life in camp, very difficult life in cheap labor factory. So, I cannot watch the Olympics.

“President Xi Jinping’s government,” noted Human Rights Watch, ”has arrested journalists, women’s rights activists and lawyers; dismantled freedoms in Hong Kong; and committed crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, including mass detentions, torture, sexual abuse and cultural persecution of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims.” 

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HRW sternly added, “Crimes against humanity are among the gravest human rights abuses under international law, making the Chinese government the wrong host for an event the IOC claims will “celebrate humanity. The IOC has not uttered a word about these abuses.” 

“The International Labor Organization shined a spotlight on the serious situation and human rights abuses taking place in Xinjiang, China,” US Secretary of Labor Walter Wash pronounced. “The ILO’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, in its annual report on countries’ compliance with international labor standards, expressed “deep concern” regarding the People’s Republic of China’s policies towards the Uyghur and other mostly Muslim minorities in Chinas far western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.”  

The US Secretary of Labor called upon the Chinese government to end its repression of the Uighers and to free detainees from forced labor camps, yet nobody in America boycotted the Olympic Games over the repression of the Uighers.

Just as nobody boycotted the Olympic Games in Nazi Germany over the repression of the Jews.

Rachel Avraham is a political analyst working at the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights.  She is the author of “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings at the American, Israeli and Arab Media.”  

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