GENOCIDE IN CHINA? CANADA OFFICIALLY CONDEMNS IT

GENOCIDE IN CHINA? CANADA OFFICIALLY CONDEMNS IT

Protesters take part in a rally to encourage Canada and other countries to label China's treatment of its Uighur population and Muslim minorities as genocide, outside the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, on February 19 [Leah Millis/Reuters]
Outside the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, protesters take part in a rally to encourage Canada and other nations to label China’s treatment of its Uighur population and Muslim minorities as genocide, on February 19

CANADA:

WHAT’S GOING ON?

Surely, many have whole-heartedly hoped that the existence of concentration camps would have died with the German Nazi age. Yet to the surprise of multitudes, this is far from true today.

Just this week, Canada’s parliament passed a non-binding motion, deeming China’s treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority to be government-instituted genocide. Though the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as the majority of his cabinet, had abstained the decision, the motion passed a vote of 266-0 in the House of Commons this past Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Security guards stand at the gates of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Huocheng County in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 3, 2018.
Security guards positioned at the gates of what is officially known as a vocational skills education center in Huocheng County in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 3, 2018

If the treatment in China continues, Canada considers calling a vote for the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing.

“More than one million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims are or have been in camps. The testimonies we’ve heard from witnesses and survivors [have] been horrifying,” Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole told reporters.

Canada's parliament passes a motion declaring China committed genocide against Muslim minorities on February 22. 2021.
Canada’s parliament passes a motion proclaiming China to have committed genocide against Muslim minorities on Feb 22. 2021

Interestingly enough, China has denied abuses, saying that its camps provide vocational training and are necessary for the fight against extremism.

Canada, in addition to the US and 56 other countries, endorsed a declaration this month, condemning the political detention of foreign nationals across the globe

Protesters gather outside the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP)
Protestors gather outside the Parliament buildings in Ottowa, Ontario Monday Feb. 22, 2021

The past administration of US President Donald Trump declared that China had committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” against the Uighurs in Xinjiang.

Just last month, the United Kingdom pronounced the violations of human rights in China to amount to “horrific barbarism” against the Uighurs.


SPIRITUAL ANALYSIS:

Blessings, my brothers and sisters… shalom. Welcome back to my blog! This week we have some rather shocking news, regarding a minority group in China who is currently undergoing very severe persecution. Just because of their ethnic identity, millions of individuals in that country are being enslaved and detained.

Even though it has been a while since Canada has known about this issue, it was just recently that they officially spoke against it. Oftentimes as Christians, it is easy for us to be bystanders in this life as we observe evil in this world, becoming inactive in the faith as we wait for Jesus to return. Yet as easy as it us for us to live this type of life, the Bible is not in agreement with it at all! Jas. 2:20 reads that “faith without works is dead” (KJV). God does not want a dormant church that focuses on self-preservation. He wants us to be his active vessels in establishing his kingdom on earth NOW!

Jesus desires for us to not just verbally claim that we love him, but to be on fire for him! Within scripture, he warns us against being lukewarm. In a message to a certain church, he chastises them, saying “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.” I don’t know about you, but I would rather hear a “well done, my good and faithful servant” (Matt 25:21) from the Lord than for him to spew me out of his mouth… I’m sure you do as well!

My dear, I urge you to not just be a hearer of the Word but a doer as well (Jas 1:22). What is the point of living an unauthentic Christian life? When people see you, they should see Jesus. When they hear of you, they should think of Jesus. Covid or no Covid… Jesus still sits on the throne, and even though many activities in the world may have slowed and paused, the kingdom has not. A wise man once said that if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Make up your mind today and chose this day whom you will serve (Josh 24:15 KJV). From today, I must ask you… will you chose to put your foot down against what God deems to be evil and stand for Christ?

Bi-Weekly Homework: Pray for God to allow you to be a part of what he wants to do on a right now on a grand scale. Ask him to show you exactly who you are, and what your assignment is. Pray that he would align every area of your life into his divine and perfect will concerning you. (Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”)

Song of the Week:https://www.youtube.com/embed/gw7x08uDqoE?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

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