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Uyghur People

We condemn the genocide and oppression against the Uyghurs by the Peoples Republic of China. 

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The Washington Post 2.11.21

CBS News 6.18.19

BBC 2.2.21

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Jewish World Watch


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Marty Ganzglass

mrganzglass@gmail.com

Be it resolved on February 11, 2021, the Board of Trustees of Bethesda Jewish Congregation unanimously: 

  • 1)condemns the genocide and oppression against the Uyghurs by the Peoples Republic of China, and
  • 2) joins with Jewish World Watch, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Uyghur American Association, the Uyghur Human Rights Project and any other religious and lay organizations to:
  • a) condemn the genocide and oppression of the Uyghurs;
  • b) to support executive action by the United States President and legislation in the United States Congress publicizing genocide and oppression, imposing sanctions against the relevant Chinese officials, and other measures as such executive action and legislation shall impose;
  • c) to publicize those American companies using products produced by forced labor of the Uyghurs; and
  • d) to urge congregants to inform such companies of their intention to boycott the companies and to boycott them if they do not cease to use products produced by forced labor of the Uyghurs; and
  • 3) to urge the leadership of the Idara-y-Jafaria Islamic Center, the Islamic Community Center of Potomac and the Maqaame Ibrahim Islamic Center to join BHPC and BJC in these efforts.
Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyyar 5781