New Quran Copies to Uplift the Spirit of Uighur Children

Besides food, Indonesian generous benefactors also support the Uighurs by providing Quran copies for the students of the Quran school in Kayseri.

Uighur children learn to memorize the Quran in the boarding school. (ACTNews).

ACTNews, KAYSERI - Uighur children who live in Quran boarding school in Kayseri, Turkey received 400 copies of the Quran thanks to the support from various partner. The Quran copies were distributed from Thursday (2/27) to Friday (2/28).

Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response (GHR) -  Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) said, the Quran copies owned by the students were worn out, and not every student had one. "With the Quran distribution, we uplift the enthusiasm of the children to memorize the Quran," Firdaus said.

Additionally, food and winter gears were also given to the Uighur in Turkey. They are Uighur Muslims who emigrated from China for a better life.

In late 2018, the world was shocked over the news about the detainment of the Uighur Muslims in the so-called ‘reeducation camps’ in an effort to restrict the traditions, culture and religion of the ethnic Uighur. Human Right Watch (HRW) reported, in May 2014, China launched the "Strike Hard Campaign Against Violent Extremism. "A number of Uighur Muslims who were considered to adhere to “extreme religious dogmas” were detained and indoctrinated by local authorities in the so-called reeducation camps. [ ]