NYTimes: One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

This is Islamophobia. Pointing out that Ilhan Omar is dumb as a clam isn’t.

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  1. My first thought was that had such profiling been helpful in stopping terrorism, Israel would’ve already done that.
    As I suspected, Muslim terrorism makes an appearance even in China: “The new hate largely began with the terrorist attack at a train station in the southern city of Kunming in 2014, when eight Uighur attackers killed 31 travelers.”
    Unsurprisingly, nobody in the West is interested in Christians and other not Muslims being persecuted:

    “Christians across the country have faced a wave of repression, with arrests of prominent ministers, the closure of churches, a ban on Bible sales online, and the removal of crosses. Tibetan Buddhism, always closely monitored, is being more tightly watched than ever. Even so-called Chinese religions, such as Taoism and non-Tibetan Buddhism, are having a tough time, being denied permission for new buildings or classes and going through layers of added bureaucracy.”
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/01/05/chinas-muslims-brace-for-attacks/

    Most importantly, Islamophobia is a bad word to use in this case. It makes one think of (mirco)aggressions, not of re-education camps and real suffering :

    // US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted abuses in Iran, South Sudan, Nicaragua and China in the department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, but told reporters that China was “in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations”.

    “Today, more than one million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other Muslims are interned in re-education camps designed to erase their religious and ethnic identities,” he said.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/china-rejects-criticism-abuse-muslim-minorities-190314062523930.html

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