Monday, March 8, 2021
China’s crackdown on the Uighur Muslim population is not just part of “a different norm,” as President Biden put it, an exile and activist told The Post — calling on the Biden administration to take action against the Chinese Communist Party over the “genocide.”
Tahir Imin, 40, — who was forced to flee his home in 2017 due to the increasingly oppressive political environment — was responding to comments President Biden made during a CNN town hall last month when asked about Beijing’s horrific treatment of Uighur Muslims.
As part of his answer, Biden told host CNN Anderson Cooper, “Culturally, there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow.”
But Imin, who as a Uighur has experienced China’s systemic abuse firsthand, told The Post that: “We cannot say it’s the cultural norm of a people — but it’s the norm of the Chinese Communist Party.”