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Twitter Censors ‘Syrian Girl’ for ‘Genocide Denial’ in Xinjiang

Aug. 8, 2021 (EIRNS)—Maram Susli, who goes by the name “Syrian Girl” on social media, has gained a large following by helping expose the lies about the war in Syria and other “official lies” peddled by the Brits and the U.S. to justify their illegal regime-change wars. Now, she has been censored by Twitter for simply stating the truth that there is absolutely no evidence of “genocide” against the Uighurs in Xinjiang. Under the headline in RT: “Twitter Will Allow You To Deny the Genocide of Palestinians, But Not a ‘Uighur Genocide,’ So I’ve Been Banned,” Susli reports:

“Big Tech censors are shutting down voices like mine, because they don’t like me exposing the truth of what’s going on in Palestine. But they’re happy with tweets about killings in Xinjiang, even when there’s no evidence for it.”

The tweet deemed to be against Twitter’s “rules against abuse and harassment,” and taken down on July 21, reads: “There is a genocide against Palestinians. But there’s no Uighur genocide. There is evidence for one but not the other. We can see Palestinians being slaughtered. On top of which Israeli leaders have admitted they want to exterminate Palestinians. The truth shall set you free.”

Susli writes: “It appears Twitter has now deemed questioning the lack of evidence for a ‘Uighur genocide’ as a ‘denial of violent events’ and hence a thought crime. Yet there is currently no United Nations body which has concluded that there’s such a Uighur genocide going on. Even journalists writing in The Economist and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) have questioned whether the genocide label is the right fit for what is happening to Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang province. In fact, no one is even accusing China of conducting mass killings of Uighurs, or a ‘violent event’ in Twitter’s terms. What has been claimed is that China is putting Uighurs in a prison camp. China says the men are being put in ‘vocational education and training centers,’ and says they have terrorist sympathies; the U.S. contends that they are being put into the camps simply for being Muslim.... [A] prison camp does not constitute a genocide; if it did, the U.S. would be charged with genocide for having put Uighurs in Guantanamo Bay for the last 20 years. Let alone the mass incarceration of its own peoples, many of them disproportionately black, in ordinary jails.”

She continues:

“The narrative of the ‘Uighur genocide’ is the latest humanitarian crisis thought up by Washington to justify the next war, and Twitter is selectively censoring anyone who dares question that narrative. Lest we forget how many millions have died across the Middle East thanks to the U.S., based on exactly such lies. The babies in incubators that sold the first Gulf War. The non-existent WMDs that sold the war in Iraq. The lies about Qaddafi using black mercenaries in Libya. The lies about Syria’s chemical attacks which were used to justify multiple bombing campaigns and the current occupation of that country by the U.S. and its stooges. An occupation that, along with sanctions, is starving 17 millions Syrians of bread and fuel. These lies, that Twitter is denying us the right to question, are what cause real violence. By selectively choosing which claims of violence can and cannot be denied, Twitter has become an echo chamber of the U.S. State Department.”

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