Faith In Brooklyn for November 19: Brooklyn Historical Society chronicles lives of ‘Muslims In Brooklyn’ (Brooklyn Eagle)

Brooklyn Eagle: Faith In Brooklyn for November 19: Brooklyn Historical Society chronicles lives of ‘Muslims In Brooklyn’. “Fifty oral histories will be made available to the public on an online listening portal which shares the long, varied history of the highest concentration of Muslims in any geographic area in the United States. The project will launch at a ceremony on Thurs., Dec. 6.”

Documenting the disappeared: Relatives, friends build database of missing Uyghurs (Globe and Mail)

Globe and Mail: Documenting the disappeared: Relatives, friends build database of missing Uyghurs. “One woman spent two years working at an international school in the United Arab Emirates. Another woman purchased a SIM card for her sister. One man chatted with his wife in Kazakhstan on WeChat, the Chinese media app. A sister and brother married people with foreign passports. Western scholars estimate local authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang region have interned hundreds of thousands of people – perhaps as many as a million – in a network of political indoctrination centres in the past two years. Many of those detained are Uyghurs, a largely Muslim Turkic minority in the region.”

Spiritual Wayfarers: New Lowcountry Digital History Initiative Exhibit Spotlights Lowcountry African Muslims (Charleston Chronicle)

Charleston Chronicle: Spiritual Wayfarers: New Lowcountry Digital History Initiative Exhibit Spotlights Lowcountry African Muslims. “The oft-overlooked experiences of the Lowcountry’s African Muslims are the subject of a new digital exhibit now freely available online. The exhibit—formally styled Enslaved and Freed African Muslims: Spiritual Wayfarers in the South and Lowcountry—documents more than three centuries of West African Muslims, from those forcibly brought to the Americas before the War of Independence to adherents of Islam in the Lowcountry today.”

The Atlantic: Internet Sleuths Are Hunting for China’s Secret Internment Camps for Muslims

The Atlantic: Internet Sleuths Are Hunting for China’s Secret Internment Camps for Muslims. “Citizen journalists and scholars are in a race against time, scouring the internet for evidence before the Chinese government can erase it. Since last year, the country has been sending vast numbers of Muslims to internment camps, where it tries to force them to renounce Islam and embrace the Communist Party, as The New York Times and other media outlets have reported based on interviews with former inmates. At this point, as many as one million Muslims are being held in the camps, according to an estimate widely cited by the UN and U.S. officials.”