Ali Abunimah Claims Uyghur Genocide is a Hoax Invented by Zionist
Antisemite “Abumination” Ali Abunimah constantly finds himself on the wrong side of history and morality. Besides his antisemitism and dissemination of absolute falsehoods regarding Israel, he and his Electronic Intifada have defended the brutual Assad regime in Syria.
He’s back at it again, this time declaring the Uyghur genocide as a hoax – naturally started by a “Zionist.”
China genocide claims
Emgage’s refusal to support a boycott of Israel contrasts with its advocacy in support of a boycott of goods manufactured in China over allegations they are made with the forced labor of Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
The day before leaving office, Trump administration Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a determination that China is committing genocide against the Uyghur population.
Emgage immediately endorsed Pompeo’s move, though admonished that “this genocide designation is long overdue.”
These are the gravest possible accusations that demand close scrutiny and compelling evidence.
State Department lawyers reportedly doubted that there was evidence of genocide, but still assert that there are widespread abuses in Xinjiang. It is unclear, however, what sources they are relying on.
The Biden administration is reviewing its predecessor’s genocide designation after acknowledging that “all of the procedures were not followed.”
In the meantime, however, Biden’s officials continue to use the term.
Many well-meaning people have supported the well-publicized campaigns around the Uyghurs, without realizing that the allegations of genocide, forced labor and mass internment are rooted in dubious claims, falsehoods and outright speculation stemming almost entirely from a single source: Adrian Zenz, a far-right anti-Semitic German Christian Zionist affiliated with the US government-founded Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and the neoconservative Jamestown Foundation.
Yet as journalists Max Blumenthal and Gareth Porter of The Grayzone recently demonstrated, Zenz’s research is rife with “flagrant data abuse and outright falsehoods.”