Every January 27th, we repeat the phrase ‘never again’. We say never again will we allow the systematic killing of an entire race. Never again will we allow people to be rounded up and put into concentration camps because of their religion. Never again.
Yet in the 1970s, Pol Pot was responsible for the death of millions in the Cambodian genocide. The world did too little too late during the Rwandan genocide of 1994 where hundreds of thousands of Tutsi’s were murdered. In 1995, we watched as thousands of Bosnian’s were murdered in yet another genocide.
Fast forward to 2020. Here we are again. The Uighur Muslims in Northern China are now being rounded up into concentration camps. Forced abortions. Forced sterilizations. Mass detentions. Concentration camps. There are as many as one million Uighur’s in concentration camps at this moment.
The response from the Chinese ambassador is sickening. He watches his own citizens being rounded up on trains and his response is just to deflect the question? That’s horrific.
As Christians, we need to step. We need to be the voice for the voiceless. For the oppressed. For those who have no one standing up for them. Imagine if Christians rallied behind the Uighur’s what could happen. We are called to be the light of the world, yet right now, many of us are living like we are of the world.
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”Martin Luther King Jr.